Cuyahoga Co. prosecutor asks for clemency in case of condemned Ohio inmate Arthur Tyler

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Cuyahoga County prosecutor asked the Ohio Parole Board Monday to recommend that Arthur Tyler’s death sentence be commuted to life without the possibility of parole. 

Tyler is a condemned killer facing execution next month for a Cleveland produce vendor's 1983 slaying should receive mercy.

Attorneys for defendant Arthur Tyler say he should receive clemency partly because a second defendant repeatedly admitted being the shooter.

They also argue a jury was coerced into issuing a death sentence and that a prosecutor and some of Tyler's defense attorneys at trial had a conflict of interest.

The Ohio Parole Board makes a recommendation to the governor, who has the final say.

The 54-year-old Tyler is scheduled to die May 28.

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