Ohio court sets execution date for drug slaying

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2015 execution date for a Cincinnati man accused of shooting a man in the head during a drug-related robbery.

Records show that condemned killer Angelo Fears shot Antwan Gilliam in an apartment in 1997 as Gilliam begged for his life after Fears and a co-defendant had robbed another man of cash, jewelry and crack cocaine.

The court on Wednesday ordered Fears be put to death on Sept. 17, 2015.

The 40-year-old Fears is on death row in Chillicothe.

Although Fears’ execution is more than two years away, it’s unclear how the state intends to put him to death.

Ohio will run out of its current execution drug this September and hasn’t announced its plans for a new drug.

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