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Kasich denies clemency for Mitts

Kasich denies clemency for Mitts

(Columbus) - Gov. John Kasich has denied a request for executive clemency from Harry Mitts, Jr.

In 1994 Mitts was convicted of the aggravated murders of Garfield Heights police officer Sgt. Dennis Glivar and John Bryant in Cuyahoga County.

The Ohio Parole Board recommended August 27 that the condemned killer be executed as scheduled.

In 1994, Mitts was convicted of killing a Garfield Heights man and a police sergeant.

Mitts shot his neighbor, John Bryant, near his apartment complex near East 88th Street. Police say it was a racially motivated crime.

Mitts then got into a shootout with responding police. Sgt. Dennis Glivar was killed and Lt. Thomas Kaiser and Officer John Mackey were wounded.

A jury convicted Mitts on two counts of aggravated murder and sent him to death row. Mitts is scheduled to be executed on September 25, 2013, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio.

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