OHIO: TRANSMISSION OF EXECUTION IS CHALLENGED
Lawyers for Alton Coleman, a convicted killer scheduled to be executed tomorrow, sought to stop a plan to allow his victim's family to watch his death via a closed-circuit transmission, saying it would turn his death into a "spectator sport." The United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit is to rule on the matter today. Mr. Coleman, 46, was convicted in the 1984 death of Marlene Walters, 44.
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Ohio governor rejects clemency for only inmate to face death penalty in U.S. three states
Wed Apr 24, 3:28 PM ET
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. Bob Taft denied clemency Wednesday to convicted killer Alton Coleman, the only inmate in the United States under death sentences in three states.
Coleman, 46, is scheduled to be executed Friday.