Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ohio Gov. John Kasich granted clemency today to 42-year old Shawn Hawkins, who was scheduled to be executed next week. The commutation of sentence follows a unanimous recommendation for clemency by the State's Parole Board. Hawkins, who claims innocence, was convicted of shotting and killing two men. The board, however, was not "confident" in the death sentence for his case. See story here. and here.