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.