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Parole Board Rejects Clemency Request By Alva Campbell

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The attorney for a death row inmate whose clemency request was rejected by the Ohio Parole Board says they're disappointed and hope for clemency or a reprieve by the governor. The board denied 69-year-old Alva Campbell's request Friday. He is scheduled for execution November 15 for fatally shooting 18-year-old Charles Dials after a 1997 carjacking near the Franklin County Courthouse. Attorney David Stebbins says he and Campbell are disappointed the board minimized the effect of Campbell's traumatic childhood on his adult behavior. Stebbins says Campbell was beaten, sexually abused, and tortured as a child. He says Campbell also is terminally ill with chronic diseases and unable to walk or breathe without assistance. Stebbins says executing Campbell under those circumstances would result in an "unseemly spectacle." Ohio Governor John Kasich has the final say.

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