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After Three-Year Hiatus, Ohio Carries Out An Execution

The lethal injection of Ronald Phillips may mark the end of Ohio's battle to find a legally permissible means of execution – and the state may soon execute more of the 138 people on its death row.

At 10:43 a.m. Wednesday, inmate and convicted murderer Ronald Phillips was pronounced dead, executed via lethal injection by the state of Ohio — the first time the state has carried out a death sentence in more than three years.

Phillips' death at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville may mark the

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