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Published: Wednesday, 12/3/2008

Ohio high court sets 2 execution dates


COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio Supreme Court has set execution dates next year for two condemned inmates.

The court on Wednesday scheduled a March 3 execution for Jeffrey Hill, sentenced to death for killing his mother in Cincinnati in 1991 for money to buy crack cocaine.

The court also set an April 7 execution date for Brett Hartman, sentenced to die for stabbing a woman in Akron 138 times, then slitting her throat in 1997.

The state is once again executing inmates after the end of a de facto national moratorium on the death penalty that ended last April.

Ohio executed one inmate in October and another last month. There are 178 men and two women on the state s death row.

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