April 20th, 2010
10:43 AM ET

Ohio inmate executed for murder of 16-year-old

An Ohio death row inmate was executed Tuesday for the 1988 murder of a 16-year-old girl, a friend of his then-girlfriend, officials said.

Darryl Durr, 46, was pronounced dead at 10:36 a.m., according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. He was executed by lethal injection for killing 16-year-old Angel Vincent in 1988.

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  1. mother dear

    And...so...this was the idiot who tried to delay his execution by claiming that he was allergic to the anesthesia!! He obviously was not allergic to blood or murder in 1988. Death row inmates should not be on death row this long.

    April 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. DAVE

    why did they wait so long?

    April 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jonathan

    Im happy to see that justice was served. He was able to have some time to really reflect on what put him in the position which he was in. This country has become to lenient on people who commit crimes. Day by day we see more and more murderers get the chance to live long lives in our prison system. Its sad to hear people talk about how its horrible for us to kill a criminal. Put yourself in the shoes of the victims family, then talk.

    April 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jay

    It's time for those gloating about this execution and get back to the Right to Life meetings.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skyline-X

      Did this ass-bag give his VICTIM the "Right-to-Life" meeting option? People who have NO misgivings about taking the life of another INNOCENT person do NOT care about what they've done. They get to sit in a dry room, with 3 square meals a day, plenty of exercise, and all the medical care they could ever want (along with college education). Did his victim get ANY of that? Why on earth would ANYONE defend this creep? Seriously....defenders of such people are almost WORSE than the offenders, because they find REASONING for the horrible acts that have been committed.

      June 9, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • ColtAR15

      @Skyline-X...Umm, I'm pretty sure Jay was just taking a sarcastic jab at the hypocrisy of the far-Right.

      August 28, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. bonbon

    it is pathetic how for every one death penalty inmate that is finally put to death there are at least 500 other inmates brought in and of the inmates that are in prison waiting to get out for what ever reason there are only about 300 let out to the 500 brought in! This is not a statistic that is scientific but it is just how i see it! if our judicial system was working and they were putting fear into people it should be getting lower in count but too often people don't think they will be caught or they sometimes would rather stay in jail or prison than work or be a responsible citizen!! guilty beyond a resonable doubt, one hearing, still guilty, then death all in a week!! give the guy just enough time to get right with his God or what ever! I am sick of my tax dollar going to feed, clothe, comfort and medicate these animals!! they get better medical care than we do, they have NO responsibilities! They didn't give their victim a chance to say goodbye to their family, they didn't give them time to get right with their God, they didn't give them 10 or more years to live knowing there is a date comeing that they will die. NOPE, justice is backwards and YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT and the death penalty is carried out way to slowly!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sidewinder

    While I agree with Dave and Jonathan, don't forget how many deathrow and life sentence inmates have been totally cleared because of DNA evidence over the past few years. If the process of executing someone was shortened substantially, there would have been several dozen innocent people executed in Illinois and Texas alone. What could be more tragic than executing an innocent person.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JJ

    Holding felons in cells costs the community a ton of money. If there is no doubt the person is guilty of murder, who cares if they reflect on it or not? Some people say they should be incarcerated so that they can be miserable. I say we shouldn't have to pay to support these people so lets get rid of them. I'm not one who looks for the death penalty in most cases but when the person is guilty beyond any doubt, put them out of our misery.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Emagynme

    So it took 20+ years of taxpayers money for them to decide to kill him today. How much did it cost to house him for those 20 years and if he could live for 20+ years before facing this day then why couldn't he just have been in their for life. Who determined that today was the day?????

    April 20, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Brandy

    Why did the tax payers pay for his room and board for that long. I say the day after their last possible appeal is the day.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Vanessa

    I cannot believe that taxpayers basically provided food and shelter for this individual for 22 years. Those are valuable funds that the government can put towards education and other federally funded programs that are in dire need. While the death penalty does not solve the anguish of the perpertrators victims, waiting 2 decades to complete the ruling just causes the family fresh reminders in 2010. Nothing was accomplished but the pouring of taxpayers money into the belly and recreational interest of a convict. Yet another demonstration of federal waste.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. June Bug

    A quick eye for an eye is not enough for these folks. It should be a long drawn process. One that does not allow them to be in control. These individuals would not bat an eyelash if they knew they would die soon after murdering others. Besides there isn't any remorse from them. I used to think people were inherently good. That is just not the case.

    June 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sarcasmo

    No one is "inherently good". We are products of our environment to some extent, and some of us are just flat out crazy. I strongly support killing guilty people. People who are obstacles to society and predators of the innocent. Get them off the planet.

    The problem is that work in law and I've seen how things work firsthand, and I don't trust the system to deliver guilty men and women to the execution chamber. One innocent person wrongfully executed is enough for me to scrap the whole thing, and I shudder to think how many innocent people we have murdered over the years. I shudder to think how many innocent people are behind bars right now.

    Note that I'm not saying that this man was innocent. I don't know either way. I just don't trust the system. At all. Especially in light of how many people we release from prison years or decades later when DNA evidence exonerates them. It's just intolerable.

    June 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sarcasmo

    the 2nd paragraph should read 'the problem is that I work in law"

    June 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kevin

    O Christians! Those who favor the death penalty should remember that Jesus was wrongly convicted and executed. How then can you with a clean conscience believe that human justice can be counted on to find and punish only the guilty? And those of you who hate lawyers: the next time a family member is charged with a crime, remember it's your duty to incriminate them and to preclude their hiring an attorney. They must be guilty, else why would they have been charged?

    June 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Geary

    Kevin, please don't misuse such a precious story in the same context with a murderer. Jesus was part a grand play to save us all, his death was part of the plan from the very beginning, a life he freely gave, nobody killed him. Granted Old Testement Law said "an eye for an eye", and killers were delt with in short order. Jesus' arrival brought new law about loving and forgiving those who do you wrong, 70 times 7 said Jesus. However, New Testiment also says we are to obey those who are our elected officials, pray for them daily, and obey the laws of the land that have set before us, as we do the laws set for us by God unless they cause us to violate Gods law. Bottom line, he did the crime in front of witnesses, there is no doubt about his guilt. The court says he is to die for that.

    June 10, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |