VIDEO EDITORIAL: Dayton Daily News Urges Ohio Governor To Halt Spirko Execution
A recent Dayton Daily News video editorial urged Ohio Governor Bob Taft to grant clemency to John Spirko, an Ohio death row inmate scheduled to be executed on November 15. The video states that Spirko's case was plagued with gaps and inconsistencies, and that he may actually be innocent. The video was partly shot inside Ohio's "death house" in Lucasville prison. To view the video on the Web, click here.
(Dayton Daily News, Nov. 4, 2005). See Innocence and Clemency.
Update: At the request of the prosecution, John Spirko has been granted a two-month reprieve of his execution date to allow DNA testing of evidence from the case. (Associated Press, Nov. 7, 2005).