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Ohio still plans to execute ill inmate despite delays

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LUCASVILLE, Ohio - Ohio's plans to execute a condemned killer with multiple health problems on Wednesday was being delayed while a team continued to assess his medical condition, but the state's prisons director said he's confident the execution would go on. Gary Mohr, head of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, said the execution team was focusing on the accessibility of inmate Alva Campbell's veins along with issues related to his age.
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The Latest: Inmate to be brought into chamber in wheelchair

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LUCASVILLE, Ohio - The Latest on the execution of Ohio inmate Alva Campbell :
9:20 a.m.
A prisons spokeswoman says a condemned Ohio inmate with multiple health problems will be brought into the state death chamber in a wheelchair.
Attorneys for prisoner Alva Campbell say he uses a walker, suffers breathing problems and may have lung cancer. Campbell also uses a colostomy bag.
Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said Wednesday that Campbell spent the morning praying with the prisons' agency religious services administrator and watching TV.
The 69-year-old Campbell lost his last appeal Tuesday when...
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