Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued a reprieve of execution for three inmates Thursday, including one who killed an elderly couple in Warren in 1986.

Charles Lorraine, 55, who was scheduled to be executed on March 15, 2023 - was given a new date of execution, May 13, 2026.

Lorraine was convicted in the 1986 killings of 80-year-old Doris Montgomery and her 77-year-old husband Raymond in their Warren home.


Lorraine was convicted on two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of burglary, two counts of complicity to commit burglary, and one count of robbery.


According to court records, the Montgomerys had been friendly and generous to Lorraine in the past and they had hired him to perform tasks around their home.


On May 6, 1986, investigators say Lorraine got Raymond Montgomery to go to the second floor of his home on the pretense that he had forgotten an item. Upon entering the room, Lorraine, while wearing rubber gloves, stabbed Montgomery five times with a butcher knife.


Lorraine is incarcerated at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution.


Dewine also gave execution reprieves to Gerald Hand from May 17, 2023 to June 17, 2026; and Cleveland Jackson, from June 15, 2023 to July 15, 2026.



DeWine issued the reprieves due to ongoing issues of pharmaceutical suppliers providing drugs to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.