Parole Board Won't Spare Ohio Killer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for a man who killed a woman and scattered her body parts and could be the first inmate executed using just one drug.

The board ruled unanimously on Tuesday against a clemency recommendation for 50-year-old Kenneth Biros following last week's clemency hearing.

A federal judge has temporarily delayed Biros' Dec. 8 execution but left open the possibility the execution could still happen if the state revised its execution rules in time.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Friday it was eliminating the standard three-drug lethal cocktail and would use a single, powerful dose of anesthetic instead.

Biros killed 22-year-old Tami Engstrom near Warren in 1991 after he offered to drive her home from a bar.

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

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  • by Combat Vet Location: Ohio on Nov 23, 2009 at 03:32 PM
    Why would the state of Ohio be in any hurry to execute this guy,afterall it has only been 18 years since the girl's murder.Don't violate any prisoner's rights and whatever you do make his death as painless as possible----just like he did his victim---yeah right!!!If he had murdered someone in my family,i would have taken care of this piece of trash about 18 years ago!
  • by Amber Location: Marietta on Nov 19, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    i think this man should be placed in prision but not killed. ive been in jail myself and while he is setting in that lonley cell he will be regreting what he did. i think we should make him feel sorry for what he did. if hes dead se wont beable to do that :)
  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:16 PM
    I say give it to God! God will deal with this person in the end!
  • by J Location: Parkersburg on Nov 18, 2009 at 01:59 PM
    Who cares if they only use one drug to kill the bastard! He undoubtly did unreverable damage to the girls family. Why does our society feel sorry for people like this is unreal to me!
  • by JD Location: Marietta on Nov 18, 2009 at 05:27 AM
    Unlike this animal who spread his victim's butchered remains all over, the State of Ohio will undoubtedly return his remains (intact) to be cared for and properly buried for his disgraced family.
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