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Board recommends against clemency for Cuyahoga County killer

Board recommends against clemency for Cuyahoga County killer

(Columbus) – Will Ohio Governor John Kasich reject clemency for Cuyahoga County killer Harry Mitts Jr.?

The Ohio Parole Board recommended Tuesday that the condemned killer be executed as scheduled.

In 1994, Mitts was convicted of killing a Garfield Heights man and a police sergeant.

Mitts shot his neighbor, John Bryant, near his apartment complex near East 88th Street. Police say it was a racially motivated crime.

Mitts then got into a shootout with responding police. Sgt. Dennis Glivar was killed and Lt. Thomas Kaiser and Officer John Mackey were wounded.

A jury convicted Mitts on two counts of aggravated murder and sent him to death row. Mitts is scheduled to be executed Sept. 25. 

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