Mr. Broom was sentenced to death for rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl Tryna Middleton, after kidnapping the victim in Cleveland in 1984. She was kidnapped while walking home after a rugby match with two friend.
Mr. Broom survived the death penalty, but died of Covid-19.
A death row inmate in Ohio, USA, survives the execution in 2009 but has just passed away as a cause of suspected complications of Covid-19.
Inmate Romell Broom, 64, was placed on the “possible Covid-19 list” by the Ohio Department of Community Inclusion and Rehabilitation, spokeswoman Sara French said on December 29.
Prisoners on this list are suspected of having died of Covid-19 and delayed issuing a death certificate, Ms. French added. To date, Ohio state has 124 prisoners who have died after contracting Covid-19 or being suspected of being Covid-19, according to the AP.
On September 15, 2009 Ohio state executed Mr. Broom, then 53, with a lethal injection, with no success. The execution was postponed after two hours because technicians were unable to find a suitable vein.
Mr. Broom even assists people who will execute the death penalty with him by trying to help them find veins. However, his help made no difference.
At that time, Mr. Broom was the second prisoner in the entire United States to survive an attempt of execution in modern times.
Mr. Broom continued to be placed on the death row inmate list and repeatedly struggled to avoid being executed a second time, but with no success.
The date of the second death sentence for Mr. Broom was previously set in June. However, at the beginning of the year, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, rescheduled the execution to March 2022.
Mr. Broom was sentenced to death for rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl Tryna Middleton, after kidnapping the victim in Cleveland in 1984.