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Ohio puts child killer Ronald Phillips to death in 1st execution in 3 years

Ohio puts child killer Ronald Phillips to death in 1st execution in 3 years

Ohio put a child killer to death Wednesday, carrying out the state's first execution after a 3½-year delay and signaling the possible resumption of capital punishment in the state.

Ronald Phillips was executed by lethal injection without any of the complications that marred the state's last execution and caused the governor to pause scheduled executions.

Phillips was sentenced to die for the 1993 rape and killing of Sheila Marie Evans, his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.

His chin and chest moved slightly and he breathed heavily while the lethal drugs were administered. Prison officials gave Phillips' time of death as 10:43 a.m., about 10 minutes after he gave...

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