Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ohio Readies for Execution of Nazi Sympathizer, Killer

The Ohio Parole Board has unanimously recommended that Governor John Kasich deny clemency for convicted killer and Nazi sympathizer Frank Spisak, reported Cleveland's Fox-8.

The 9-0 decision makes it much more likely that Spisak will be executed next month for murdering three people in Cleveland back in 1982.

Spisak went on a murderous rampage around Cleveland State University. He later claimed gender identity issues, he wanted to be a woman, fueled his rage.

Twice, an appeals court sided with Spisak that he should be resentenced and that his mental health was an issue. Twice, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Both times, the high court left the death sentence in place.

"I'm ashamed of what I did," Spisak said during an interview three years ago with Fox-8. "But I'm also disappointed that so many people turned their backs on me when I was in trouble."

According to Fox-8, Spisak wore a Hitler mustache to his 1983 trial and offered the Nazi salute when he entered the courtroom. In his interview, Spisak said he couldn't help himself because of his mental illness.

"I was nuts - do you understand what I'm saying?", Spisak said in the interview.

His execution is scheduled for February 17th.

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