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Ohio juror voted for death 20 years ago, now seeks mercy

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By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A juror who voted for a death sentence 20 years ago is now asking Ohio Gov. John Kasich to spare the condemned killer.

Ross Geiger of suburban Cincinnati says he felt compelled to follow the law when he voted in favor of execution for Raymond Tibbetts in 1997.

Geiger says after reviewing documents presented at a hearing last year, he believes jurors didn't know enough about Tibbetts' rough childhood and abuse suffered in a foster home.

The 51-year-old commercial banker wrote the Republican governor a four-page letter on Jan. 30 asking Kasich to grant mercy to Tibbetts.

Kasich spokesman Jon Keeling says the governor is reviewing the case.

Tibbetts is scheduled to die Feb. 13 for killing a Cincinnati man in 1997.

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