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Gov. Kasich denies clemency for an Eastlake killer
The man was convicted of killing a security guard at an adult book store
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Governor Kasich has denied clemency to a death row inmate who is set to be executed next week. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has more on the story.

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Time is running out for death row inmate Fredrick Treesh.

Gov. Kasich has denied him clemency, after the Ohio Parole Board unanimously recommended against it.
Treesh was convicted in 1995 of killing Henry Dupree, a security guard in an adult bookstore in Eastlake. He was also convicted of attempting to murder another man as part of a multi-state crime spree.

Treesh told the Ohio Parole Board he was high on drugs when he accidentally killed Dupree after a struggle for a gun. 
Treesh’s lawyers say his rights were violated during a prolonged interrogation as he was coming down from a drug high. And they say Treesh suffers from health problems, including a seizure disorder, which raises concerns that Ohio’s lethal injection process will cause him suffering amounting to cruel and unusual punishment.

Barring court action to stop his execution, Treesh will be put to death Tuesday.

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