Skip to comments.Board rejects clemency for condemned Ohio killer
Posted on 07/16/2013 10:24:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A condemned Cleveland killer moved one step closer to execution Tuesday despite a rare plea for mercy from the prosecutor overseeing his case and support from nearly half of a board that previously voted unanimously against him.
The Ohio Parole Board voted 6-4 to turn down a request for clemency for death row inmate Billy Slagle, sentenced to die for stabbing a neighbor 17 times almost three decades ago.
The entire board ruled against clemency two years ago for Slagle, but that was before the election of new Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty and a change in his offices approach to capital punishment.
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“Three decades ago”. Yikes. These Ohio fellers are slooooow.
...Billy Slagle, sentenced to die for stabbing a neighbor 17 times almost three decades ago.
Nearly three decades his victim didn't get to live.