Ohio Board To Announce Clemency Ruling In Toledo Area Death Penalty Case

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows William Montgomery, sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of Debra Ogle during a March 1986 robbery in Toledo, Ohio. The Ohio Parole Board is ready to recommend whether the condemned killer should be spared ahead of the scheduled execution on April 11, 2018. At issue before the board is a request for clemency by the attorney for death row inmate Montgomery. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board is ready to recommend whether a condemned killer should be spared ahead of next month’s scheduled execution.

At issue before the board is a request for clemency by the attorney for death row inmate William Montgomery.

Montgomery was sentenced to die for the March 1986 shooting of Debra Ogle in the Toledo area. Montgomery’s attorney argues Montgomery is innocent and there’s too much doubt and uncertainty about the case.

The board plans to issue its report on Friday. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has the final say. Montgomery’s execution is set for April 11.

Lucas County prosecutors say evidence points to Montgomery as the killer and he should be denied mercy.

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