Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

  • This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Raymond Tibbetts, who was sentenced to death after he was convicted of fatally stabbing Fred Hicks in 1997 in Cincinnati. Ohio Gov. John Kasich spared Tibbetts on Friday, July 20, 2018, commuting the condemned killer’s death sentence to life without the possibility of parole. In 2017, juror Ross Geiger came forward to say he felt jurors weren’t given enough information about the convicted killer’s tough childhood. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)

  • In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Ross Geiger speaks as he poses for a photograph at his home in the Cincinnati suburb of Loveland, Ohio. Ohio Gov. John Kasich spared death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts on Friday, July 20, 2018, commuting the condemned killer’s death sentence to life without the possibility of parole. Geiger, a juror who recommended the death sentence after Tibbetts was convicted of fatally stabbing Fred Hicks in 1997 in Cincinnati, came forward in 2017 to say he felt jurors weren’t given enough information about the convicted killer’s tough childhood. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate’s tough childhood wasn’t properly presented at trial.

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