The Latest: Siblings of slain Ohio teen to witness execution

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:21:10 AM. The Latest on a condemned inmate with multiple health problems set for execution Wednesday (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The state says the siblings of an Ohio teen slain during a carjacking two decades ago will witness the execution of their brother's killer. The Department of...
The Latest on a condemned inmate with multiple health problems set for execution Wednesday (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The state says the siblings of an Ohio teen slain during a carjacking two decades ago will witness the execution of their brother's killer. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says Tuesday that the brother and sister of Charles Dials will be in the witness area on Wednesday to watch condemned inmate Alva Campbell be put to death. The prisons agency says Dials' uncle will also witness the execution. Four attorneys will witness on behalf of Campbell. Campbell's last meal, called a special meal in Ohio, includes pork chops, greens, sweet potato pie, mashed potatoes and gravy and macaroni and cheese. The state says because of Campbell's breathing problems it will provide a wedge-shaped pillow to lie on as he's put to death. ——— 10:45 a.m. The state says a condemned inmate with multiple health problems has arrived at the Ohio death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution. Prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says death row inmate Alva Campbell arrived at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday. Campbell is set to die Wednesday morning for killing a teenager during a Columbus carjacking two decades ago. The state says it will provide Campbell a wedge-shaped pillow to lie on to help him breathe as he's put to death. The 69-year-old Campbell has a history of smoking and requires four breathing treatments a day. Campbell has asked...Read more
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