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The Latest: Board hears ex-juror’s death sentence regrets

June 14, 2018
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FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Ross Geiger poses for a photo at his home in the Cincinnati suburb of Loveland, Ohio. Ohio Parole Board members, who voted 11-1 in 2017 against sparing death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts, scheduled a rare second clemency hearing Thursday, June 14, 2018, to hear directly from Geiger, a juror who recommended Tibbetts be sentenced to death but now says jurors weren't given enough information about the convicted killer's tough childhood. Tibbetts is currently set to be executed by lethal injection on Oct. 17, 2018, after Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich granted Tibbetts a temporary reprieve on Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a former juror who says new information has changed his mind about a death sentence he recommended (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

A former juror has told the Ohio Parole Board that knowing what he does now, he wouldn’t have recommended death for a man 20 years ago.

At issue is the case of death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts, who is set to die in October for killing Fred Hicks at Hicks’ Cincinnati home in 1997.

The parole board voted 11-1 last year against mercy for Tibbetts. Ex-juror Ross Geiger came forward afterward and said jurors weren’t given enough information about Tibbetts’ tough childhood.

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) then delayed Tibbetts’ execution to give the parole board a chance to consider Geiger’s claim.

Geiger told the board Thursday he doesn’t understand why Tibbetts’ attorneys didn’t focus more on Tibbetts’ background at trial.

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12:20 a.m.

The Ohio Parole Board is set to hear from a juror who recommended that a convicted killer be sentenced to death, but now believes he should be spared.

At issue is the case of death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts, who is set to die in October for killing Fred Hicks at Hicks’ Cincinnati home in 1997.

The parole board voted 11-1 last year against mercy for Tibbetts. Ex-juror Ross Geiger came forward afterward and said jurors weren’t given enough information about Tibbetts’ tough childhood.

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) then delayed Tibbetts’ execution to give the parole board a chance to consider Geiger’s claim.

The board scheduled a rare second clemency hearing for Thursday morning in Columbus to hear directly from Geiger.

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