Expert Witness : Mark Dershwitz M.D.
|Case||State of Ohio vs. Ruben Rivera and Ronald McCloud, Case No. 04CR065940 and 05CR068067|
|Testimony Date||April 08, 2008|
|Court||State: Ohio County: Lorain|
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1 The State of Ohio, ) 2 County of Lorain. ) SS: 3 IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 4 THE STATE OF OHIO, ) Plaintiff; ) 5 vs. ) No. 04CR065940 RUBEN O. RIVERA, ) 6 Defendant. ) 7 THE STATE OF OHIO, ) Plaintiff; ) 8 vs. ) No. 05CR068067 ) 9 RONALD McCLOUD, ) Defendant. ) 10 *** COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS 11 MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008 - VOLUME I APPEARANCES: 12 Appearing on behalf of the State of Ohio: Lorain County Prosecutor's Office, 13 Dennis P. Will, Lorain County Prosecutor, by Anthony D. Cillo, Assistant County Prosecutor 14 and Billie Jo Belcher, Assistant County Prosecutor; 15 Appearing on behalf of the State of Ohio, 16 Marc Dann, Ohio Attorney General, by Stephen E. Maher, Assistant Attorney General; 17 Appearing on behalf of the State of Ohio, 18 Ohio Department of Corrections, by Gregory Trout, Chief Legal Counsel; 19 Appearing on behalf of Defendant Ruben Rivera: 20 Kreig Brusnahan, Esq. and 21 American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation, by Jeffrey M. Gamso, Esq.; 22 Appearing on behalf of Defendant Ronald McCloud: 23 Daniel G. Wightman, Esq. and 24 American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation, by Jeffrey M. Gamso, Esq. 25 ALSO PRESENT: Milagros Pepple, Translator. 1 1 The State of Ohio, ) 2 County of Lorain. ) SS: 3 4 IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 5 THE STATE OF OHIO, ) Plaintiff; ) 6 vs. ) No. 04CR065940 RUBEN O. RIVERA, ) 7 Defendant. ) 8 THE STATE OF OHIO, ) Plaintiff; ) 9 vs. ) No. 05CR068067 ) 10 RONALD McCLOUD, ) Defendant. ) 11 *** 12 COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS 13 MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008 - VOLUME I 14 *** 15 BE IT REMEMBERED, that on Monday, the 7th day of 16 April, 2008, being one of the regular days of the April 17 term of said court, before the Honorable James M. Burge, 18 the Presiding Judge of said court, the above-captioned 19 causes came on for hearing upon Defendants' Motion to 20 Declare the Lethal Injection Protocol Unconstitutional. 21 *** 22 23 24 25 2 1 MORNING SESSION, MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008 2 *** 3 (JOINT EXHIBIT A MARKED FOR IDENTIFICATION.) 4 *** 5 THE COURT: Let the record reflect that we're 6 here pursuant to an adjournment last Thursday in the case 7 of State of Ohio versus Ruben Rivera, Case Number 8 04CR065940, and State of Ohio versus Ronald McCloud, Case 9 Number 05CR068067. 10 The record should reflect in this case that 11 Attorney Rivera is represented by -- excuse me -- 12 Defendant Rivera is repre