Lawrence Landrum Murders Harold White

Lawrence Landrum was sentenced to death by the State of Ohio for the murder of Harold White

According to court documents Lawrence Landrum would break into the home of Harold White and in the process of the robbery would murder the victim

Lawrence Landrum would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

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The execution date for a Ross County man has been delayed nearly two years after Gov. John Kasich granted a warrant of reprieve.

Lawrence Landrum, 55, has been on death row since 1986 after being convicted of murdering Harold White during the course of burglarizing White’s home. His execution had been slated for Feb. 12, 2020, but is now scheduled for 10 a.m. Dec. 9, 2021.

The change came Friday as Kasich adjusted Ohio’s execution schedule after consulting with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision rejecting Ohio inmates’ claims the state’s protocol was unconstitutional.

The jostling of dates was done “to ensure Ohio would meet the goal of conducting court-ordered executions in a humane and professional manner,” according to a news release from Kasich’s office.

Lawrence is still hoping for another trial. In June, his attorneys filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court alleging the Ohio Supreme Court violated his sixth amendment rights when it upheld his death sentence. In July, the Ross County Prosecutor’s Office responded in opposition to the petition and the court is expected to decide whether to hear the petition or not later this month.

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