Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4:23 PM
The annual report covers every execution in Ohio since 1981 when the state reinstated the death penalty.
Four people joined the list of executed prisoners last year, and all were from northern Ohio. A fifth died of natural causes after making national headlines over his “too fat to be executed” defense.
The most controversial execution in recent years came in early 2014 when Dennis McGuire took several minutes to die when he was executed with a new drug cocktail.
Since 1981, the average age of inmates put to death in Ohio is 45 years old. 63 percent are white, 36 percent black, and spent an average of 16 ½ years on death row before their execution.
(Steve Brown, WOSU)