Ohio Executes One-Time Neo-Nazi Who Killed 3
LUCASVILLE, Ohio -- Ohio has executed a one-time neo-Nazi who shot to death two men and a teen more than a quarter century ago on the campus of Cleveland State University in a shooting spree that targeted blacks.
Frank Spisak was pronounced dead Thursday morning following an injection of sodium thiopental at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
The 59-year-old Spisak set the Ohio record for the longest time on death row before execution, at more than 27 years.
He was also the last Ohio inmate to die by sodium thiopental, the scarce drug the state is giving up in favor of a more readily available substitute.
Spisak blamed the 1982 shootings on his hatred of gays, blacks and Jews and on his mental illness related to confusion about his sexual identity.