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Prosecutor To File In Condemned Ohio Inmate’s Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor plans to submit his position on whether a condemned killer facing execution next month for a Cleveland produce vendor’s 1983 slaying should receive mercy.

Attorneys for defendant Arthur Tyler say he should receive clemency partly because a second defendant repeatedly admitted being the shooter.

They also argue a jury was coerced into issuing a death sentence and that a prosecutor and some of Tyler’s defense attorneys at trial had a conflict of interest.

Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor Tim McGinty planned to file a motion on Tyler’s case Monday afternoon ahead of Tyler’s clemency hearing Thursday.

The Ohio Parole Board makes a recommendation to the governor, who has the final say.

The 54-year-old Tyler is scheduled to die May 28.

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