Reprieve for Romell Broom

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Lucasville, OH (WOIO) - A Cleveland man's date with death has been postponed.

Gov. Ted Strickland ordered a week-long reprieve for Romell Broom, after executioners had trouble finding his veins.

They tried for about two hours before they called it quits.

Broom was scheduled to die Tuesday.

Ohio's Parole Board denied clemency for the 53-year old in August.

Broom was convicted in 1984 of the abduction, rape and murder murder of 14-year old Tryna Middleton and sentenced to death.

Middleton was walking home from a football game with two friends when she was kidnapped.

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