Governor offers reprieve for death row inmate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) — Governor John Kasich has issued a reprieve for a killer scheduled to die next month.

The decision delays the March 19 execution of Gregory Lott, who was sentenced to death for setting an East Cleveland man on fire in 1986 and leaving him to die.

Kasich’s reprieve follows an uproar over the Jan. 16 execution of Dennis McGuire.

McGuire gasped and snorted for several minutes during his 26-minute execution, the longest in state history.

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