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When it comes to the death penalty, guilt or innocence shouldn’t really matter to Christians.  

NASHVILLE — Until August, Tennessee had not put a prisoner to death in nearly a decade. Last Thursday, it performed its third execution in four months.
This was not a surprising turn of events. In each case, recourse to the courts had been exhausted. In each case Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, declined to intervene, though there were many r…

Ohio Gov. John Kasich commutes death sentence for killer set for execution in two weeks

William Montgomery
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich granted clemency for a Toledo-area killer who was two weeks away from execution. 

Kasich's decision Monday to spare William Montgomery's life comes 10 days after the Ohio Parole Board voted 6-4 to recommend mercy for him.

The board's report showed the majority had too many questions over inconsistent witness statements that weren't disclosed to Montgomery when he was on trial and whether the jury made its decision on sound grounds.

Montgomery, 52, was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on April 11.

He has been in prison since 1986 and was sentenced to death for the murder of Deborah Ogle during a robbery. 

He was also convicted of murdering Cynthia Tincher, Ogle's roommate.

Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates had asked the parole board to deny Montgomery's request for clemency.

Source: cleveland.com, March 26, 2018


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