DVD : Supreme Court of Ohio - Case No.2012-0852 State of Ohio v. Romell Broom
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Is It Cruel and Unusual Punishment to Proceed with Second Execution Attempt?

Romell Broom v. State of Ohio, Case No. 2012-0852

Eighth District Court of Appeals (Cuyahoga County)

ISSUES:

- Do the cruel and unusual punishment clauses of the U.S. and Ohio constitutions prevent a second attempt to execute a man sentenced to death?

- Should the trial court have allowed discovery and a hearing in the post-conviction relief case? Did the appellate court err by adopting a "deliberate indifference" standard to review the man's claims and then refuse to remand the case to the trial court for consideration?

- Does a second attempt to execute the man punish him twice for the same crimes, a violation of the constitutional prohibitions against double jeopardy?
June 9, 2015