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Attorneys: Client doesn’t deserve to die

Associated Press • Apr 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Attorneys for defendant Arthur Tyler said he should receive clemency partly because a second defendant repeatedly admitted being the shooter. They also argue a jury was coerced into issuing a death sentence and that a prosecutor and some of Tyler’s defense attorneys at trial had a conflict of interest.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty planned to file a motion on Tyler’s case Monday afternoon ahead of Tyler’s clemency hearing Thursday. The Ohio Parole Board makes a recommendation to the governor, who has the final say.

Tyler, 54, is scheduled to die May 28.

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