USA (Ohio): Further information on Death Penalty: John Spirko (m)
Governor Bob Taft granted a 60-day reprieve to John Spirko on 7 November. This is the second time in two months that Governor Taft has delayed Spirko's execution. According to press reports, Governor Taft granted the reprieve at the request of Attorney General, Jim Petro to allow time for DNA testing of evidence from the crime scene. Spirko's attorneys sued in federal court last week to require the testing.