Friday, April 8, 2011

Ohio Schedules Third Execution for Tuesday

Ohio Governor John Kasich rejected clemency for Clarence Carter. Barring court intervention, Carter will be executed at 10 a.m. on April 12, 2011 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility at Lucasville.

This is the third condemned inmate that Governor Kasich rejected for clemency since taking office in January, he offered no comment.

The Ohio public defender's office, former Ohio prisons director Terry Collins, and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Herbert R. Brown urged Kasich to spare Carter's life, according to the Columbus Dispatch. They suggest that Carter should not be executed as the "worst of the worst" because the death of inmate Johnny Allen was "an inmate fight that got tragically out of hand." Allen died after he had been beaten for 25 minutes during a fight with Carter on Dec. 28, 1988. Both men were incarcerated in the Hamilton County jail annex at the time.

Carter will be the third person executed in Ohio this year.

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