Montgomery’s execution is scheduled for April 11.
Ohioans to Stop Executions say Montgomery was convicted based on the testimony of Glover Heard, who was the co-defendant in the case. “Mr. Montgomery’s conviction defies logic but contains all the hallmarkings of wrongful convictions: prosecutorial misconduct, improper forensics, snitch testimony and unfair trial,” said the group, which planned to deliver 30,000 signatures to Kasich, asking to show mercy.
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