COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to support the death
penalty following the prolonged execution of a condemned killer earlier this
month that led to calls for a state moratorium on capital punishment.
Kasich says there might be adjustments made to the state's execution process
but he doesn't expect Ohio to end
the death penalty.
Kasich said Thursday at a legislative forum sponsored by The Associated
Press that the death penalty is appropriate when someone has killed a person
made in God's image.
House Minority Leader Tracy Heard, a Columbus Democrat, was the only one of
four legislative leaders to support a moratorium in earlier remarks.
Senate President Keith Faber, a Celina Republican, says the death penalty
must remain as the ultimate sanction available.
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