Board to Rule on Mercy for Condemned Ohio Killer
The Ohio Parole Board is preparing to recommend for or against clemency for a condemned man who fatally shot an adult bookstore security guard at the end of a six-state crime spree.
Friday's decision will come a little less than a month ahead of 48-year-old Frederick Treesh's scheduled execution on March 6.
Treesh was sentenced to die for shooting 58-year-old Henry Dupree during a robbery in Eastlake in northeast Ohio on Aug. 27, 1994, following a series of crimes in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Attorneys for Treesh say he was on a cocaine high and regrets what happened, while prosecutors say he is an unrepentant killer.
Gov. John Kasich has the final say.
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