COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a condemned killer asking the Ohio Parole Board for mercy (all times local):
Some members of the Ohio Parole Board have questioned how much weight they should give a condemned killer's tough upbringing when deciding whether to spare him.
Attorneys for 69-year-old death row inmate Alva Campbell say he was the product of a violent, dysfunctional and sexually abusive childhood.
Board member R.F. Rauschenberg noted during a Thursday hearing that Campbell had some positives in his life, including being married.
Board member Trayce Thalheimer said the board has seen inmates with worse backgrounds who didn't end up on death row.
Attorneys for Campbell are also citing his poor health as they request clemency.
The board will announce its decision on Oct. 20. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) will have the final say.
Campbell is scheduled for execution Nov. 15 for carjacking and fatally shooting an 18-year-old man in 1997.
Attorneys for a condemned killer are citing his poor health as they ask Ohio's governor for mercy ahead of next month's scheduled execution.
A filing with the Ohio Parole Board says death row inmate Alva Campbell uses a walker, relies on an external colostomy bag, requires four breathing treatments a day and may have lung cancer.
They also say the 69-year-old Campbell was the product of a violent, dysfunctional and sexually abusive childhood.
Prosecutors say Campbell's health claims are ironic given that he faked paralysis to escape court custody on the day he fatally shot a teenage boy.
The parole board will hear arguments for and against clemency on Thursday. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) has the final say.