A look at the death row inmates Ohio plans to execute in '17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Ohio said Monday it plans to use a new three-drug combination of lethal chemicals to execute three death row inmates in 2017.

A look at the inmates and their crimes:


Inmate: Ronald Phillips, convicted in Summit County.

Execution date: Jan. 12.

Crime: Phillips, 43, was sentenced to die for the rape and murder of Sheila Marie Evans, his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter, in Akron in 1993. His execution has been put on hold several times, including in 2013 when he made a last-minute request that was ultimately denied to donate a kidney to his mother, who was on dialysis, and possibly his heart to his sister.


Inmate: Raymond Tibbetts, convicted in Hamilton County.

Execution date: Feb. 15.

Crime: Tibbetts, 59, killed his wife, 42-year-old Judith Crawford, by beating her with a bat and stabbing her during an argument over Tibbetts' crack cocaine habit. Tibbetts then stabbed 67-year-old Fred Hicks to death at Hicks' Cincinnati home. Hicks had hired Crawford as a caretaker and allowed the couple to stay with him. Tibbetts was sentenced to death for the killing of Hicks and life imprisonment without parole for the death of Crawford.


Inmate: Gary Otte, convicted in Cuyahoga County.

Execution date: March 15.

Crime: Otte, 44, shot 61-year-old Robert Wasikowski to death on Feb. 12, 1992, and stole about $400 after asking to come inside his apartment in Parma in suburban Cleveland to use the phone. The next day, Otte shot 45-year-old Sharon Kostura to death in the same apartment and stole $45 and her car keys after forcing his way inside. Otte was sentenced to death for both slayings.

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