Condemned prisoner advocates disappointed mercy is not granted

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Attorneys for a condemned Ohio killer his criticism Gov. John Kasich’s decision to refuse clemency ahead of the detainee is 18 July it is scheduled to run.

Lawyers of the condemned prisoner Robert Van Hook say they’re disappointed the governor not to give more weight to the detainee in military service and child physical and sexual abuse.

The lawyers say that the Hook could not have the correct Veterans Affairs treatment for his mental health and addiction problems after he was honorably discharged.

The Republican governor on Friday, followed on June 1, the recommendation of the Ohio Parole Board to deny mercy.

Van der Haak was sentenced to die for stabbing and strangling David Himself in Cincinnati in 1985. Prosecutors say the Hook a practice of luring gay men to apartments to rob them.

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