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Ohio Death-Row Inmate Executed For '94 Crime Rampage
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Tiersa Davis
Reported: Mar. 6, 2013 11:52 AM EST
Updated: Mar. 6, 2013 1:09 PM EST
Lucasville , Scioto County , Ohio
An Ohio inmate was executed Wednesday morning for a crime rampage that included the shooting death of a security guard in 1994.
Frederick Treesh, 48, of Waterloo, Ind., was pronounced dead at 10:37 a.m. by Donald Morgan, warden of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. Treesh received a single powerful dose of pentobarbital at the facility in Lucasville.
Treesh fatally shot Henry Dupree during a robbery in Cleveland in 1994. Prosecutors said Treesh's multi-state crime spree spread from Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, before ending in Ohio.
AP contributed to this report.
Ohio prison officials are preparing to execute a man who fatally shot an adult bookstore security guard during a crime rampage in 1994.
Frederick Treesh has never denied the shooting, although he claimed the gun went off in a struggle and blamed a cocaine addiction for his crimes.
Treesh, of Waterloo, Ind., was sentenced to die for the shooting death of Henry Dupree during a robbery at Vine Street News in Eastlake, east of Cleveland.
Prosecutors say his crime rampage crossed Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin before ending in Ohio. They say the 48-year-old Treesh intentionally shot the guard and tried to kill police who pursued him.
The state parole board voted against sparing Treesh, and Gov. John Kasich denied his request for mercy.
His execution is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday.
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