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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Attorneys for a condemned killer are asking that their client be spared, saying he experienced a "homosexual panic" of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at an Ohio bar. The Ohio Parole Board is scheduled to hear arguments on Thursday for and against death row inmate Robert Van Hook's clemency request. He's scheduled to die on July 18. Prosecutors dismiss Van Hook's claim as nonsense, saying he made a practice of luring gay men to apartments to rob them.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Attorneys for a condemned killer are asking that their client be spared, saying he experienced a "homosexual panic" of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at an Ohio bar. The Ohio Parole Board is scheduled to hear arguments on Thursday for and against death row inmate Robert Van Hook's clemency request. He's scheduled to die on July 18. Prosecutors dismiss Van Hook's claim as nonsense, saying he made a practice of luring gay men to apartments to rob them.

CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio corrections officer has been arrested on a child pornography charge. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says Deputy Joshua Yeager was arrested Thursday by state criminal investigation agents on a fourth-degree felony count of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Yeager has been placed on unpaid administrative leave. He was hired in 2006.

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) - A 17-year-old Ohio boy who police say strangled a 98-year-old woman from his neighborhood and left her body inside a closet at her home has been charged. The Medina County Gazette reports Gavon Ramsay, of Wadsworth, was indicted on Tuesday on aggravated murder charges in the death of Margaret Douglas. Ramsay was arrested after Douglas' wallet was found at his family's home. He's being held on a $1 million bond.

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