Ohio Supreme Court sets execution date for Akron man who raped, killed 3-year-old

Ronald Phillips to die Nov. 14, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has set execution dates for an Akron man who raped and killed a 3-year-old girl and for a southwest Ohio man who raped and killed a pregnant woman.

The court on Friday set one of the executions for late 2013 and the other for the beginning of 2014.

The first new execution on the calendar is for Ronald Phillips, of Akron, who was convicted in the killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter back in 1993. He's now set to be put to death on Nov. 14, 2013.

The court also says Dennis McGuire of Preble County is now scheduled to be executed on Jan. 16, 2014. McGuire was sent to death row for the 1989 rape and stabbing death of a woman who was pregnant.

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