State Supreme Court sets 2018 execution dates for 3 condemned Ohio killers on death row


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has set execution dates in 2018 for three condemned killers, scheduling the procedures far in the future at a time the state is struggling to obtain lethal drugs.

The court on Monday set a Jan. 3, 2018 execution date for John Stumpf for the 1984 shooting death of 54-year-old Mary Jane Stout in Guernsey County.

The court set a March 14, 2018 execution date for Douglas Coley for the 1997 shooting death of 21-year-old Samar El-Okdi (SAM'-ahr ehl OHK'-dee) in Toledo. A co-defendant also received the death penalty.

The court also set a May 30, 2018 execution date for Stanley Fitzpatrick for the 2001 hatchet and stabbing deaths of 42-year-old Doreatha Hayes and her 12-year-old daughter, Shenay Hayes, and the beating death of 64-year-old Elton Rose.

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