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Ohio appeals judge's order halting execution
Ohio appeals judge's scolding order that halted execution of condemned Ohio killer of 2
By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ' Ohio is appealing a judge's order halting next week's scheduled execution of a condemned killer of an elderly couple, an order that criticized the state for diverting from its own execution policies.

U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost scolded Ohio prison officials in his ruling, calling their troubles a self-inflicted wound.

The office of Attorney General Mike DeWine on Wednesday notified Frost of the state's appeal without further comment.

Frost said the state failed to document the drugs used in its last execution in November and failed to review the medical chart of the inmate who was put to death.

Forty-five-year-old Charles Lorraine is scheduled to die Jan. 18 for the 1986 stabbing deaths of the couple he'd done odd jobs for.

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