COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal judge further delayed a second attempt to put a condemned killer to death.
U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost on Tuesday rescheduled a planned hearing next week on the case of inmate Romell Broom until Nov. 30.
Frost's order, unopposed by the state, gives both the state and Broom's attorneys time to gather more information to argue over trying to execute Broom again.
Gov. Ted Strickland stopped Broom's Sept. 15 execution after about two hours when executioners failed to find a usable vein.
Broom's attorneys have sued in state and federal courts to prevent a second execution attempt, saying it would be cruel and unusual punishment after the failed attempt.