OHIO (USA): MITTS EXECUTED WITH STATE'S LAST USE OF PENTOBARBITAL
September 25, 2013: Harry Mitts Jr., 61, White, was executed in Ohio with the state's last use of pentobarbital.
Ohio's supply of pentobarbital is expiring. The state expects to announce its new execution method by Oct. 4. Mitts was convicted of aggravated murder in the rampage against neighbors and police officers. He acknowledged killing John Bryant, Black, and Sgt. Dennis Glivar, White, who responded. Mitts also shot and wounded 2 other police officers.
Mitts becomes the 3rd inmate to be put to death this year in Ohio, the 52nd overall since the state resumed capital punishment in 1999, the 26th inmate to be put to death this year in the USA and the 1346th overall since the nation resumed executions on January 17, 1977. On this date 1 year ago, the nation carried out its 30th execution of 2012. (Sources: Associated Press & Rick Halperin, 25/09/2013)