After months of warnings that a death row inmate was too sick to be executed, the state tried and failed to carry out his lethal injection.
Convicted killer Alva Campbell was in the execution chamber lying on the table for more than 20 minutes but the medical staff couldn’t find a viable vein.
Gov. John Kasich, who was monitoring the attempted execution from a different location, ultimately called it off.
Lynn Hulsey of the Dayton Daily News says the staff tried to stick Campbell’s arm for a while, then tried his ankle.