A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
Board Rejects Mercy For Ohio Man Who Killed 3 Sons
The Ohio Parole Board has rejected a request for mercy from a condemned man who shot his three sons to death as they slept in 1982.
The board voted unanimously Monday to turn down Reginald Brooks’ argument that he is a paranoid schizophrenic who suffered from mental illness long before the shootings.
The board’s 13-page ruling says Brooks carefully planned the crime and has never needed mental health treatment in 28 years in prison.
The 66-year-old Brooks is scheduled to die Nov. 15.
He would be the oldest man put to death in Ohio if the execution proceeds.
Brooks shot his 11-, 15- and 17-year-old sons in Cleveland two days after his wife had served him with divorce papers.