OHIO – Governor Dewine issued three reprieves of execution for the state of Ohio death penalty inmates, one who was convicted of a 1985 murder.
On September 19, 1985, Landrum murdered 84-year-old Harold White at his home near Chillicothe. Mr. White had previously shown Landrum his apartment, believing that Landrum wanted to rent it. Mr. White arrived home and caught Landrum and his juvenile accomplice, Grant Swackhammer, stealing money and nerve pills from his apartment. Landrum ordered Swackhammer to hit Mr. White on the head with a large railroad bolt, then Landrum attacked Mr. White and slit his throat with a kitchen knife. Landrum later bragged to several of his friends about the murder, offered to show them Mr. White’s body, and threatened to slit their throats if they told police.
Lawrence A. Landrum, who was scheduled to be executed on December 9, 2021. The new date of execution has been moved to October 15, 2024.
Two other inmates from other areas of Ohio were also repreived,
Timothy L. Hoffner, who was scheduled to be executed on August 11, 2021. The new date of execution has been moved to June 18, 2024. *Hoffer was sentenced for a 1993 murder in Toledo.
John David Stumpf, who was scheduled to be executed on September 15, 2021. The new date of execution has been moved to August 13, 2024. *Stumpf was convicted in the 1945 murder in Guernsey County.
Stumph who was convicted 36 years also for a home invasion in Guernsey county where he shoot and killed Mary Jane Stout during a robbery at her New Concord area home on May 14, 1984.