April 17, 2013 Rob Nichols, (330) 760-7582, rob.nichols@governor.ohio.

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KASICH DENIES CLEMENCY REQUEST FOR STEVEN T. SMITH
COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich has denied a request for executive clemency for Steven T. Smith, who was convicted of the aggravated murder of Autumn Carter on September 29, 1998 in Mansfield (Richland Co.). Smith is scheduled to be executed on May 1 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. On April 10, the Ohio Parole Board unanimously recommended against clemency for Smith.

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