Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Parole Board Votes Against Clemency For Convicted Child Killer
The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for a condemned killer who says new forensic science proves he did not kill his son in a house fire.
63-year-old Michael Webb says new findings should be enough to give him a new trial 22 years after being convicted of murdering his son near Cincinnati. Prosecutors argued and the Parole Board agreed that there’s not enough doubt to warrant clemency or a new trial.
Governor John Kasich will have the final say on whether to spare Webb’s life, although Webb’s execution and all others are on hold because of a lawsuit over Ohio’s execution policies.