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Parole Board Denies Clemency For Death Row Inmate

Friday, February 8, 2013 at 5:13 PM

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An Ohio death row inmate is scheduled to be put to death in a couple of weeks. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports the Ohio Parole board says there’s no reason for the lethal injection to be cancelled.

The execution of Frederick Treesh has been set for March 6th. 

Treesh was convicted of murdering an Eastlake store security guard and injuring another employee.  He was also convicted of shooting at a peace officer and was found guilty on other gun violations. 

Treesh’s attorneys said he did not mean to shoot and kill his victim, was not properly informed of his Miranda rights and is now a changed man.  His lawyers said he did not deserve the death penalty in the first place. 

But the state’s attorneys said the evidence shows Treesh did shoot the Eastlake store employee on purpose.  The lawyers for the state went on to detail Treesh’s violent history and his record of poor behavior while behind bars. 

In the end, the parole board unanimously voted against clemency for Treesh.  It is now up to Governor Kasich to decide Treesh’s fate.

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