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Ohio man slain was ex-death row inmate

Published: May 8, 2014 7:10 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A 68-year-old man found fatally stabbed in his southwest Ohio apartment is a former death row inmate who served time for killing a store clerk 50 years ago.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1kWRjAD ) reports that Lee Arthur Henley was found dead in his apartment in Avondale over the weekend. A 24-year-old man who lives in the same complex has been charged.

Henley spent much of his adult in prison, part of the time on death row after he fatally shot a clerk in 1964.

Before he was convicted, Henley told The Enquirer "I was born to die."

Henley remained on death row until 1970, when Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes commuted the sentence to life in prison. He was paroled in 1982 but served about 20 more years on other convictions.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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