Court sets execution date for Ohio killer of mom, daughter

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date in 2020 for a man sentenced to die for beating a mother to death and raping and strangling her 12-year-old daughter.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former defense contractor sentenced in mail fraud case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say a former defense contractor convicted of mail fraud and making false claims while supplying non-conforming parts to the military has been sentenced in Ohio to two years in prison.

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Drugmaker asked Arkansas not to use drug in executions

A drugmaker asked Arkansas officials not to purchase its products for executions months before the state accepted a "donation" of potassium chloride as one of three drugs to use in lethal injections, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press. 

  • Written by CLAUDIA LAUER , Associated Press