U.S. Appeals court upholds injunction against Ohio lethal injection process

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Posted: Apr 06, 2017 11:39 AM

(Reuters) - A U.S. Appeals court on Thursday upheld a preliminary injunction against the state of Ohio's lethal injection process for executions.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said in a 2-1 ruling that it had come to the same conclusion as the U.S. District Court in Columbus when that court ruled in January that Ohio's new lethal injection process was problematic.

The decision prevents Ohio from executing three death row inmates.

(Reporting by Ben Klayman)