Ohio board rejects condemned killer's request for mercy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Parole Board has recommended against mercy for a condemned Ohio man who claimed he's not guilty in the fatal shooting of a volunteer addiction counselor.

Warren Keith Henness is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Feb. 13 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

Henness was convicted of killing Richard Meyers, 51, in Columbus in 1992. Authorities said Meyers had been helping Henness find drug treatment for his wife.

The Parole Board unanimously rejected Henness' clemency request on Friday. Gov. Mike DeWine has the final say.

Henness' attorneys said two co-defendants provided the only evidence of his guilt. They also said his attorney at the time didn't fully investigate the case before it went to trial.

Prosecutors said Henness is lying about his innocence.

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An Ohio man sentenced to death in the fatal shooting of a volunteer addiction counselor claims he's innocent and is asking that his life be spared.

Warren Keith Henness is scheduled to die by lethal injection Feb. 13 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

Henness, 55, was convicted of killing Richard Meyers, 51, in Columbus in 1992. Authorities said Meyers had been helping Henness find drug treatment for his wife.

The Ohio Parole Board has scheduled arguments today in the case. Henness proclaimed his innocence in an interview with the board last month.

His attorneys said two co-defendants provided the only evidence of Henness' guilt. They also said his defense at the time didn't fully investigate the case ahead of trial.

Prosecutors said Henness is lying about his innocence.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)