"Parole Board Rejects Mercy For Condemned Killer," is the AP report, via WBNS-TV.
The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for a condemned killer who shot two people, including a police officer.
The board ruled unanimously Tuesday in Columbus against recommending that death row inmate Harry Mitts Jr. be granted clemency.
The 61-year-old Mitts is scheduled to die next month after being convicted in the 1994 double shooting outside Cleveland.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer posts, "Ohio Parole Board recommends Gov. John Kasich reject clemency plea from Garfield Heights killer Harry Mitts," by Robert Higgs.
The Ohio Parole Board recommended today the governor not grant clemency to a man who murdered his neighbor and a police officer in Garfield Heights early 20 years ago.
Harry Mitts Jr. had sought clemency from the parole board at a hearing Aug. 19. But the board today sent its report to Gov. John Kasich, who will ultimately decide Mitts’ fate, recommending no leniency be granted.
The vote of the board was 11-0.
Mitts is scheduled to be executed Sept. 25.
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