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July 15, 2018
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Parole Board votes against offering death row inmate clemency
(WOUB) - The Ohio Parole Board has unanimously
voted against offering clemency to a Cleveland death row inmate who joined a lawsuit challenging lethal injection as unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.

Romell Broom is accused of raping and stabbing to death a 14 year old girl in 1984. His execution is set for October 18th.

Broom is one of 15 Ohio inmates claiming the state's lethal injection procedure may cause prisoners to suffer during an execution.

Broom wants his sentence commuted to life in prison, a decision that ultimately rests with Governor Strickland. Strickland will likely follow the Parole Board's recommendation.

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