Sunday, August 16, 2009
The Columbus Dispatch reports Gov. Strickland has decided not to spare the life of Jason Getsy. In doing so, he also rejected a rare 5-2 recommendation for clemency from the Ohio Parole Board. Getsy's attorney notes Strickland followed the board's recommendation for clemency in a separate death penalty case in February and is "remarkably disappointed." Strickland has granted clemency only twice since taking office in 2007. See story here.