Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Parole Board: No Mercy for Condemned Inmate
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The Ohio Parole Board is recommending against mercy for a condemned Ohio inmate who claims he’s innocent in a killing that sent him to death row.
The board voted 6-0 Wednesday opposing clemency for Mark Brown, scheduled to die Feb. 4 for killing a Youngstown convenience store owner in 1994.
Thirty-seven-year-old Brown received the death sentence for fatally shooting Isam Salman, owner of Midway Market in Youngstown. Brown also received a life sentence for the fatal shooting of store clerk Hayder Al-Turk the same night.
The death sentence involved killing two or more people during the same crime. Brown admits shooting Salman but says he’s innocent of killing Al-Turk.
The board’s recommendation goes now to Gov. Ted Strickland. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)