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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