Gov. Strickland again denies clemency for killer Ken Biros

COLUMBUS — Gov. Ted Strickland has denied clemency for a second time for Trumbull County killer Kenneth Biros.

Strickland released the decision early this afternoon, days before Biros is scheduled to face execution at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

“My staff and I have again reviewed the record of the proceedings and the evidence presented in Mr. Biros’ case, the judicial decisions regarding Mr. Biros’ conviction, the Application for Executive Clemency filed by Mr. Biros’ attorneys and arguments presented for and against the clemency request, and Mr. Biros’ institutional mental health record,” Strickland said in a released statement. “We have also reviewed letters received in the governor’s office regarding this matter and the unanimous recommendation against clemency forwarded to me by the Ohio Parole Board ... Based on this further review, my original denial of Mr. Biros’ application for executive clemency stands.”

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