Toledo Blade Editorial Supports Reprieve and Calls for Greater Vigilance

Toledo Blade Editorializes on Ohio's Death Penalty

In a prudent move, Gov. John Kasich has postponed the execution of condemned killer Gregory Lott to Nov. 19, eight months later than the previously scheduled date of March 19.

After the egregious execution of 53-year-old Dennis McGuire in January, the Kasich administration should pause Ohio’s killing machine until it has time to select a death drug or multidrug cocktail that it can be reasonably certain is reliable, humane, efficient, and tested. A lack of national standards for how executions should proceed, following a nationwide shortage of lethal drugs, makes such a delay even more necessary…