USA (Ohio): Death penalty / Legal concern: John George Spirko (m)
John Spirko is scheduled to be executed in Ohio on 24 January 2008. He was sentenced to death in 1984 for the abduction and murder of Betty Jane Mottinger in 1982. John Spirko has consistently maintained his innocence of this crime and is seeking a pardon from the state governor or commutation of his death sentence to time served. He has been incarcerated for 25 years, 23 of them on death row.
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