Friday, September 11, 2009
This story notes that an Ohio woman, whose great-aunt was murdered 15 years ago by Lawrence Reynolds Jr., is asking the Ohio Parole Board to deny Reynolds' request for clemency. He is currently scheduled to be executed in early October. The clemency application materials suggest the murder was committed "by an alcoholic with no plans to kill, who was looking for money to buy alcohol." The request is thus for a life sentence without the possibility of parole. A prosecuting attorney argues, however, that the murder was quite calculated and cold-blooded. The article provides more detail on Reynolds' past and the circumstances surrounding the murder.