Wednesday’s execution for Raymond Tibbetts of Cincinnati has been put off because of a letter from a juror asking Gov. John Kasich to spare the convicted killer’s life. The execution is delayed until the parole board can hold a hearing on the issues raised in that letter.
The state parole board has voted 11-1 to recommend Gov. John Kasich deny clemency to Alva Campbell Jr., the next inmate scheduled to be executed in Ohio. The report follows the clemency hearing for Campbell last week.
The state parole board has released its recommendation on whether Gov. John Kasich should spare the life of a man who killed two people in back-to-back robberies in Parma almost exactly 25 years ago. And Kasich took some unrelated action on executions while waiting on that report.
A 59 year old Cincinnati man is facing execution in April for stabbing the man who allowed him and his wife to share his home. The state parole board heard hours of testimony on whether Raymond Tibbetts deserves mercy, or should die.
The first man scheduled to be put to death in Ohio since a problematic execution almost three years ago is asking for life without parole. But the state parole board's recommendation may not even matter right away.