FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows death row inmate Brett Hartman. Hartman was executed Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio for the 1997 death of Winda Snipes. Warden Donald Morgan said the time of death was 10:34 am. The Ohio Parole Board has unanimously denied Hartman’s requests for clemency three times, citing the brutality of the Snipes’ slaying and the “overwhelming evidence” of Hartman’s guilt. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, File)
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio on Tuesday executed a condemned killer who calmly went to his death still claiming he was innocent of stabbing a woman 138 times, slitting her throat and cutting off her hands.
“I’m good, let’s roll,” Brett Hartman said in his final words.
He then smiled in the direction of his sister and repeatedly gave her, a friend and his attorney a “thumbs up” with his left hand.
“This is not going to defeat me,” Hartman then said to warden Donald Morgan, who Login to read more