Ohio death-row inmate set for execution next month declines to ask board for mercy

“An Ohio inmate set for execution next month declined to ask for mercy from the state’s parole board during a hearing Thursday, a rare but not unprecedented move.

Attorneys for inmate Donald Palmer, 47, did not present any arguments to the Ohio Parole Board at the hearing in Columbus. Normally at such hearings, attorneys argue for hours about why their client deserves a life sentence rather than the death penalty.”

Read more: http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/08/16/Ohio-death-row-inmate-set-for-execution-next-month-declines-to-ask-board-for-mercy.html

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