Board rejects mercy for condemned Ohio killer of 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for a condemned killer who shot two people, including a police officer.

The board ruled unanimously Tuesday in Columbus against recommending that death row inmate Harry Mitts Jr. be granted clemency.

The 61-year-old Mitts is scheduled to die next month after being convicted in the 1994 double shooting outside Cleveland.

Mitts told the parole board in an interview earlier this month that he’d accept whatever decision it makes.

His attorneys told the board last week that Mitts is remorseful and accepts responsibility for what he did.

The state’s supply of its execution drug expires at month’s end, and Mitts will be the last person put to death with that drug if his execution is carried out.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s