Ohio moves inmate to death house for execution
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:15:29 GMT —
A man who beat to death a fellow Cincinnati jail inmate has been moved from death row in Youngstown to the southern Ohio prison that houses the state's execution chamber in preparation for his lethal injection.
Prisons spokesman Carlo LoParo says 49-year-old Clarence Carter arrived at the death house in Lucasville at around 10 a.m. Monday, about 24 hours before his scheduled execution.
Investigators say Carter was awaiting sentencing on another aggravated murder in 1988 when he punched, choked, kicked and stomped on Johnny Allen for at least 30 minutes, stopping intermittently to wipe blood from his shoes.
Carter's lawyers argued against the death penalty, claiming the killing was not premeditated, that the inmates used as witnesses were unreliable and that Carter is borderline mentally disabled.