WJW-TV posts, "Prosecutor’s Office Asks to Spare Death Row Inmate," by Jessica Dabrowski.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is asking that a death row inmate’s life be spared in an effort to maintain public confidence in the justice system.
Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said after reviewing Arthur Tyler’s case under the current capital case process, he concluded capital punishment would not be sought today.
A more detailed report is, "Cuyahoga Prosecutor asks for clemency in Tyler case," at WKYC-TV.
On Monday, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office asked the Ohio Parole Board to recommend that Arthur Tyler's death sentence be commuted to life without the possibility of parole. Tyler has a clemency hearing scheduled for Thursday.
On March 12, 1983, Arthur Tyler killed Sander Leach, 74, during the commission of a robbery. Tyler was tried twice and, on both occasions, was sentenced to death. His death sentence has been upheld despite repeated collateral attacks in multiple courts.
"Cuyahoga prosecutor is asking Ohio parole board to change death sentence," is by M.L. Schultze of WKSU-FM.
Arthur Tyler was convicted of killing Cleveland produce vendor Sanders Leach in 1983 and is to be executed May 28.
Prosecutor Tim McGinty has filed a statement that says he still believes Tyler was the triggerman, but the case today would not merit the death penalty. He says carrying out Tyler’s death sentence “may undermine public confidence” in the criminal justice system.
Both Tyler and his co-defendant, Leroy Head, gave shifting accounts of what happened the day that the 74-year-old Leach was killed. And McGinty is underscoring that he does not believe Tyler should be released from prison.
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