Ohio bill would repeal Ohio’s death penalty

The Ohio Statehouse
A statue of President William McKinley stands outside of The Ohio Statehouse on Sept. 2, 2011. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

COLUMBUS — State reps. Jean Schmidt, R-Loveland, and Adam Miller, D-Columbus, have introduced a measure to repeal Ohio’s death penalty.

This bill is a reintroduction of Schmidt and Miller’s legislation from the previous General Assembly.

“At one point in my life, I was an advocate for maintaining the death penalty,” said Schmidt. “Since then, I have reevaluated those beliefs and have come to the conclusion that the time has come to end the death penalty in Ohio.”

Schmidt specifically cites the economic and emotional toll of the death penalty and the risk of such punishment under an imperfect justice system.

The legislation awaits a bill number and committee assignment.

Avatar photo
About Special to Sightseers’ Delight 129 Articles
This content was not written by the staff of Sightseers' Delight.