Death row inmate too sick to be executed, lawyers say

Lawyers for a death row inmate are asking Ohio Gov. John Kasich to spare their client’s life, arguing that the 69-year-old killer of an 18-year-old man is in such poor health that he should be spared.

Alva Campbell uses a walker, relies on an external colostomy bag, requires four breathing treatments a day for asthma and emphysema and may have lung cancer, the lawyers said in a filing with the Ohio Parole Board.

Campbell was also the product of a violent, dysfunctional and sexually abusive childhood and continued to suffer abuse after he was placed in foster homes, the attorneys said.

“Alva’s development suffered, and the chances of him…

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