Condemned Ohio killer asks parole board for mercy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned man who fatally shot an adult bookstore security guard in northeast Ohio has asked the state parole board to recommend mercy.

The request by 48-year-old Frederick Treesh comes a little more than a month ahead of his scheduled execution March 6.

Treesh was sentenced to die for shooting 58-year-old Henry Dupree during a robbery in Eastlake on Aug. 27, 1994.

Attorneys for Treesh argued in favor of clemency Thursday in Columbus, followed by prosecutors' arguments against sparing Treesh.

Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has the final say.

Ohio's most recent execution was in November, when the state put to death Brett Hartman for the 1997 stabbing and dismemberment of an Akron woman.

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