Ohio board to announce clemency ruling in the death penalty case

COLUMBUS, Ohio the Ohio Parole Board is ready to recommend whether a condemned killer should be spared ahead of next month’s scheduled execution.

To the order of the board of directors is a clemency request by the lawyer for the death row inmate William Montgomery.

Montgomery was sentenced to die for the March 1986 shooting of Debra Ogle in the Toledo area. Montgomery’s lawyer argues in Montgomery is innocent, and there is too much doubt and uncertainty about the matter.

The council intends to publish its report on Friday. The republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has the final word. Montgomery’s execution is set for April 11.

Lucas County prosecutors say the evidence points to Montgomery as the killer, and he must be denied mercy.

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