Ohio board recommends mercy for condemned killer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board has recommended
mercy for a condemned killer set to die next month for killing a
Cleveland produce vendor.
The board voted unanimously Tuesday in
favor of clemency for Arthur Tyler, whose attorneys argue he is innocent
in the 1983 shooting of Sander Leach.
The board ruled 6-5 to recommend that Gov. John Kasich release Tyler immediately. Kasich has the final
say.
Tyler’s
lawyers say his co-defendant Leroy Head took responsibility for the
shooting several times. Cuyahoga County prosecutors
dispute Tyler’s innocence but also pushed for clemency, saying the case
doesn’t meet current standards for capital punishment.
The 54-year-old Tyler is scheduled to die May 28.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board has recommended
mercy for a condemned killer set to die next month for killing a
Cleveland produce vendor.
The board voted unanimously Tuesday in
favor of clemency for Arthur Tyler, whose attorneys argue he is innocent
in the 1983 shooting of Sander Leach.
The board ruled 6-5 to recommend that Gov. John Kasich release Tyler immediately. Kasich has the final
say.
Tyler’s
lawyers say his co-defendant Leroy Head took responsibility for the
shooting several times. Cuyahoga County prosecutors
dispute Tyler’s innocence but also pushed for clemency, saying the case
doesn’t meet current standards for capital punishment.
The 54-year-old Tyler is scheduled to die May 28.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.