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2020 execution date set for Ohio killer of 84-year-old man

Posted: 1:43 PM, Dec 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-28 13:50:28-05

The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled a 2020 execution date for a death row inmate convicted of killing an 84-year-old man during a robbery.

Court records show Lawrence Landrum killed Harold White at his home near Chillicothe on Sept. 19, 1985, after White caught Landrum and a juvenile accomplice stealing money and medication from his apartment.

The records say Landrum bragged about the killing afterward.

The high court on Wednesday set a Feb. 12, 2020, execution date for the 55-year-old Landrum.

A Ross County jury convicted Landrum of aggravated murder and a judge sentenced him to death.

Landrum's execution is not certain even four years out because of continuing appeals and the state's difficulties obtaining execution drugs.