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Ohio Child Killer to Be State's First Execution in 3 Years

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Ronald Phillips was scheduled for execution in Ohio on Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 07:18 AM

Ohio child killer Ronald Phillips is set to become the state’s first execution in more than three years on Wednesday.

Phillips, 43, is scheduled to die at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. He was convicted for the 1993 rape and killing of Sheila Marie Evans, his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, reported The Associated Press.

Phillips and other death row inmates have challenged the state’s new three-drug execution method, which includes a sedative used in some problematic executions in Ohio and elsewhere. Phillips had requested a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court to continue legal appeals. Late Tuesday night, justices denied his requests.

Phillips’ attorneys call the case tragic, but said he wasn’t one of the worst offenders.

The county prosecutor says it’s time for justice to be served.

Ohio last executed an inmate in 2014.

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Ohio child killer Ronald Phillips is set to become the state’s first execution in more than three years on Wednesday.
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