Inmate in Ohio will be sent on death chamber a second time after first execution failed


After five years, now, when Broom is 60 old, Ohio’s Supreme Court also ruled that Broom should face the death chamber a second time. The US Supreme Court refused to give Broom the opportunity to appeal. He argued a second execution attempt was a “cruel and unusual punishment” which is outlawed by the US Constitution. The murderer’s lawyers also claimed an extra attempt was barred by double jeopardy – the principle that no one should be punished twice on the same charges or facts. Judges rejected the argument. Broom was convicted in 1984 of raping and killing Tryna Middleton, a 14-year-old girl who was abducted in Cleveland as she walked home from a football game with two friends. However, no new execution date for Broom has been set, and it could be several years before another attempt is made.


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