Ohio Governor moves Gregory Lott's execution to Nov. 19

COLUMBUS -- Friday afternoon, Gov. John R. Kasich announced that the execution date of Gregory Lott has been moved to Nov. 19.

Lott was previously scheduled to be executed on March 19 for murdering John McGrath, 82, of East Cleveland by setting him on fire back in 1986.

Attorneys for Lott sued Monday (Feb. 3) to stop the execution to give them time to argue that the state's system is unconstitutional because it could result in a lingering death.

The lawsuit follows January's lengthy execution of Dennis McGuire by two untried drugs.

Lott's attorneys also argue that Ohio is breaking state and federal laws by using drugs for executions without prescriptions.


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