(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — In 2009, convicted killer Romell Broom survived what was supposed to be a lethal injection. Now, the Ohio Supreme Court said state executioners can try again.
In a 4-to-3 ruling Wednesday, the court rejected Broom’s argument that a second attempt to kill him for the rape and murder of an abducted 14-year-old constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and double jeopardy.
The court ruled that the state’s failure the first time does not affect whether the death sentence itself was constitutional.
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