Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial Board Calls for No More Executions

Ohio is gaining an unwanted reputation for experimenting with questionable ways to put people to death. In 2009 and 2011, the state was the first to try new lethal-injection methods on condemned prisoners.

Last month, Ohio broke ground again by using, for the first time, a combination of hydromorphone, a painkiller, and midazolam, a sedative, to execute Dennis McGuire for the 1989 murder of a pregnant woman.

What a legacy we’re building…