WARREN - Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins is preparing to argue next week to the Ohio Parole Board that Charles Lorraine should be executed for the 1986 stabbing deaths of Raymond Montgomery, 77, and his wife, Doris, 80, of Warren.
The clemency hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Columbus.
U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost said he does not want to micromanage Ohio executions but added that the Department of Corrections has left him no choice by disobeying his previous orders. Charles Lorraine was scheduled to die by injection on Jan. 18.
Doesn't matter why a judge grants a stay, just that he grants one. Good to see a court that will put the all powerful state in it's place. Let's just hope this is not appealed and the ruling overturned.
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ~ Henry David Thoreau
America - land of the free, home of the incarcerated.
The USA has 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the the worlds prisoners.
The deviations from official death penalty procedures made during an execution last year were minor changes that wouldn't cause pain to an inmate or violate his rights, the state said in a filing Friday seeking to overturn a judge's ruling that postponed next week's execution of a man who stabbed an elderly couple to death 25 years ago.