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Governor Denies Clemency to Romell Broom
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Gov. Ted Strickland has denied clemency to a death row inmate who raped and stabbed to death a 14-year-old girl 25 years ago.
Strickland’s decision Monday follows the recommendation of the Ohio Parole Board regarding 53-year-old Romell Broom.
Broom’s lethal injection execution is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. A prisons spokeswoman says he was moved Monday morning from Ohio’s death row in Youngstown to the death house in southern Ohio.
Broom’s attorney Tim Sweeney says he has requested a stay of the execution in both the U.S. District Court in Cleveland and in the U.S. Supreme Court.
On Friday, the state Supreme Court refused to allow a hearing to consider whether investigators shielded records at Broom’s trial. Broom says the records could have changed the trial’s outcome.
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