Ohio Board Rejects Mercy For Inmate Who Killed 5

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for a condemned killer scheduled to die next month for killing five people in a 1992 rampage in Dayton.

The board ruled unanimously Thursday to recommend that Gov. Ted Strickland not grant clemency to Marvallous Keene, scheduled to die July 21.

The board called the killings the worst form of an aggravated murder case.

Also Thursday, the Ohio Supreme Court denied a second death row inmate's request to delay his execution, also scheduled next month.

Lawyers for John Fautenberry, scheduled to die July 14, want time to gather evidence about Fautenberry's brain disorder and bad childhood.

Ohio executed one inmate last month, with seven others scheduled to die this year.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Steve Location: Belpre on Jun 28, 2009 at 06:34 PM
    to jjj if the idea that this animal,no offense to animals intended, should be put to death bothers you, this is realy going to wind your watch. I think it would be a good idea to set up a lottery system and sell tickets to get to "flip the switch" on these characters. You'd be surprised how many tickets we'd would sell and the government could definitely use the revenue.
  • by dot Location: marietta on Jun 26, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    to jjj what was done by both men is wrong they deserve to die, why let them sit in jail eating 3 meals a day watchin tv having a comfy bed to sleep in? do you honestly think they deserve more respect then you local homeless person? you local homeless might just be bums but they haven't killed anyone yet they don't get treated half as well as these pieces of trash do. You want to continue to work so u can support these people or would u rather your money went somewhere more deserving?
  • by BB Location: parkersburg on Jun 26, 2009 at 10:37 AM
    I agree with JB, if your going to do the crime, then u should be man enough to take whatever punishment is handed to you, and if that happens to be the death penalty then so be it. It should be automatic anyway for murderers, giving them life in prison just costs the tax payers more money.
  • by JB Location: Ohio on Jun 25, 2009 at 11:19 PM
    When you are that sick and decide to play god then you should be judged by your peers, and if them peers decide that you also should have your life taken then dont appeal that decision. Have taken from you as you have taken from others...
  • by jjj on Jun 25, 2009 at 09:36 PM
    death penalty is wrong they could serve there life in prison they dont need to be executed
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