Governor rejects clemency request

Execution Thursday

Saturday, March 5, 2011  02:53 AM

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Johnnie Baston was convicted of killing a Toledo shopkeeper, whose family opposes the death penalty.

Johnnie Baston was convicted of killing a Toledo shopkeeper, whose family opposes the death penalty.
 

Johnnie Baston didn’t expect to receive mercy from Gov. John Kasich. He got what he expected.

Kasich yesterday rejected Baston’s clemency request, virtually assuring that the convicted killer from Toledo will be executed as scheduled on Thursday. Baston has exhausted all legal appeals.

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