Condemned Ohio inmates' injection claim denied

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge has rejected claims by two
condemned Ohio inmates challenging the constitutionality of the
state's lethal injection process.
The two are the next inmates scheduled to die in the state, with
Abdul Awkal (ab-DUHL' AW'-kuhl) set for execution June 6 and John
Eley (EE'-lee) set to die July 26.
The two challenged Ohio's lethal injection process on the
grounds it fails to guarantee the state won't execute someone who
is insane, mentally disabled or was a juvenile when the crime was
committed.
U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost on Wednesday said Awkal
and Eley have misunderstood Ohio's long-running injection lawsuit,
which focuses on the process of administering the lethal drugs, and
don't back up their claims.
Attorney Allen Bohnert says he'll request that Frost reconsider
the ruling.

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