Ohio May Execute Youngest Inmate In A Decade


Adremy Dennis, 18, put a shotgun to Kurt Kyle’s head during a robbery and tripped the trigger when he thought Kyle moved against orders. Ten years later, says the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dennis is scheduled to be executed tomorrow, the youngest inmate executed in Ohio in 42 years and the seventh this year. His cousin says Dennis should be excused because of his miserable, unsupervised childhood. But Martin Eberhart, who watched Dennis kill his friend, says, “A lot of people have bad childhoods, but that doesn’t give you a blank check to go out and kill someone.”

Dennis has exhausted all appeals is waiting to see whether Gov. Bob Taft grants clemency. The Ohio Parole Board, in a 5-3 vote, recom mended against it. The majority cited Dennis’ “lack of sincere remorse.” Dennis had juvenile convictions for throwing a brick through a window and for driving a stolen car. He sold drugs but was not caught. Then came June 5, 1994, when Dennis encountered Kyle in a story described by the newspaper.

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