Gov. Mike DeWine issued the reprieve Wednesday due to ongoing problems with the willingness of pharmaceutical suppliers to provide drugs to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction.
DeWine issued a reprieve to another inmate, Kareem Jackson, who was scheduled to be executed Jan. 16, 2020. His execution date was moved to Sept. 16, 2020.
DeWine said last week that he was concerned that drugmakers might cut off supplies of medications if they learn the drugs will be used for capital punishment, the Associated Press reported.