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Court: No delay for man's execution in killing of Elyria girl


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court won’t stop the execution later this month of a death row inmate who raped and killed a 16-year-old Elyria girl.

The court also refused to hear Darryl Durr’s appeal of a related request to conduct further DNA testing on evidence from the 1988 slaying.

The 46-year-old Durr had asked the court to delay his April 20 execution while he fought for more DNA testing and challenged Ohio’s injection procedures in federal court.

The court on Monday denied his request for a delay and also turned down his request to have evidence retested.

Durr was sentenced to die for raping and strangling 16-year-old Angel O’Nan of Elyria in 1988.

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