Columbus police say a double murder suspect was shot and wounded Wednesday by officers near Parsons Avenue and Kossuth Street. He was taken into custody shortly after the killings.
Split Parole Board Rejects Mercy For Ohio Killer
A divided Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for the condemned killer of a Youngstown store owner scheduled to die next month.
John Eley would be the second person put to death in Ohio following the end of an unofficial six-month moratorium on executions.
Eley has the support of both the former prosecutor who charged him with a capital crime and one of the judges who sentenced him to death.
The parole board voted 5-3 Wednesday against recommending clemency for the 63-year-old Eley, who received the death sentence for the 1986 shooting of Ihsan Aydah
Gov. John Kasich has the final say.
Eley’s supporters say his co-conspirator master-minded the robbery and was considered the true culprit.