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Ohio death row inmate who survived execution dies of COVID

Ohio death row inmate who survived execution dies of COVID
A convicted murderer who survived his attempted execution in 2009 died of COVID-19 behind bars.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> Second case of UK COVID variant believed to be found in Colorado A convicted murderer who survived his attempted execution in 2009 died of COVID-19 behind bars.Romell Broom, 64, died Monday from complications from a “probable” coronavirus case, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokesperson Sara French said Tuesday.Romell Broom died Monday.One death row inmate is currently positive and 55 others have since recovered from positive diagnoses.

He was sentenced to death and scheduled for execution in September 2009, but officials were unable to find a usable vein after more than two hours and almost 20 attempts that left him crying in pain.Mike DeWine delayed three scheduled executions, including Broom’s, in April due to the state’s inability to get the lethal drugs needed and called on officials to find a new method.

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