When Ohio resumed executions last July, I joined with other exonerated Ohio death-row survivors to warn Gov. John Kasich that it was only a matter of time before we’d risk executing a prisoner who might be innocent. And now William T. Montgomery is scheduled to be killed on April 11, despite rising doubts about his guilt.
I know a little about situations like this; I lived it. In 1989 I was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Tony Klann. I was charged with two other men, Michael Keenan and Ed Espinoza. My sentence was based on testimony from Espinoza that he gave in exchange for a 12-year sentence while I got death.
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