Ohio killer wants organs donated

Wants to help ailing mother and sister

11/11/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Ronald Phillips. Back-to-back rulings Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, pushed Phillips, a condemned child killer, closer to being executed next week by a lethal two-drug combination never used in the U.S. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, File)

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COLUMBUS — An Ohio child killer scheduled for execution in two days has asked that his organs be donated to help his mother and sister.

Lawyers for death row inmate Ronald Phillips say in a letter to the Ohio prisons agency that Phillips would also be willing to donate the organs to other individuals.

The letter obtained today by The Associated Press says Philips wants as many people as possible to benefit from his death.

A message was left with the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction seeking comment.

The 40-year-old Phillips faces execution Thursday by a never-tried two-drug combination of a sedative and painkiller.

He was sentenced to die for raping and killing his girlfriend’s daughter, 3-year-old Sheila Marie Evans, in Akron in 1993.