Ohio called off today’s scheduled execution of Alva Campbell,
Problems were expected:
He has suffered from breathing problems related to a decades-long smoking habit. His attorneys said he has required a walker, relied on a colostomy bag and needed breathing treatments four times a day.
Prison officials brought him into the death chamber in a wheelchair and provided him a wedge pillow on the gurney.
Campbell’s attorneys had warned the inmate’s death could become a spectacle because of his breathing problems and because an exam failed to find veins suitable for IV insertion.
The killing will be rescheduled.