The Latest: US Supreme Court won't stop Ohio execution

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The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)

The Latest on a condemned inmate with multiple health problems set for execution Wednesday (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

The state says a condemned inmate with multiple health problems has arrived at the Ohio death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution.

Prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says death row inmate Alva Campbell arrived at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday.

Campbell is set to die Wednesday morning for killing a teenager during a Columbus carjacking two decades ago.

The state says it will provide Campbell a wedge-shaped pillow to lie on to help him breathe as he's put to death.

The 69-year-old Campbell has a history of smoking and requires four breathing treatments a day.

Campbell has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution, saying he's too ill to execute.

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12:15 a.m.

Ohio is starting final preparations for executing a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death this week.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans to provide the pillow for death row prisoner Alva Campbell because of breathing issues he could experience while lying flat.

The 69-year-old Campbell was expected to be moved from death row in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) to the death house at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility Tuesday morning.

Campbell is set to die Wednesday morning for killing a teenager during a Columbus carjacking two decades ago.

Campbell has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution, saying he's too ill to execute.

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