Friday, May 13, 2011

Ohio: Recommendation for Clemency

In a unanimous recommendation, the State's Parole Board has asked Gov. John Kasich to grant clemency to Shawn Hawkins, who is to be executed next month.  Hawkins is charged with the death of two teens, in 1989, but the Board believes there are just too many doubts regarding his guilt. It is additionally believed that the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office "failed to fully investigate the role four others played – including the only eyewitness." See story here.

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