[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday denied [text, PDF] Ohio's request to put a condemned killer to death, effectively putting the state's executions on hold. Without comment, the court refused [AP report] to allow Ohio to execute Charles Lorraine, a 45-year-old man who was convicted in 1986 of killing an elderly couple. Though Ohio Governor John Kasich [official website] rejected Lorraine's plea for mercy, the execution has been consistently delayed by federal courts over growing concerns that...

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