High Court won’t stop ex­e­cu­tion of sick in­mate

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COLUM­BUS, Ohio — Ohio started fi­nal prepa­ra­tions Tues­day for ex­e­cut­ing a sick in­mate who will be pro­vided a wedge­shaped pil­low to help him breathe as he’s put to death this week.

Death row pris­oner Alva Camp­bell ap­peared to be out of options, with the U.S. Supreme Court re­fus­ing on Tues­day to stop the ex­e­cu­tion­ment.

Camp­bell ar­rived Tues­day at the state death house at the South­ern Ohio Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity.

His at­tor­neys have ar­gued he is too ill for a lethal in­jec­tion and that he should be spared be­cause of a bru­tal child­hood.

Camp­bell, 69, be­came mildly ag­i­tated when of­fi­cials tried low­er­ing him to a nor­mal ex­e­cu­tion po­si­tion dur­ing an exam last month, ac­cord­ing to a med­i­cal re­view by a physi­cian con­trac­tor for the Depart­ment of Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and Cor­rec­tion.

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