Thursday, May 21, 2009

John Eley

Scheduled Execution Date; July 26, 2012 / Sentence Commuted

John Eley  

DOB: 2/4/49

County; Mahoning


Reasons in support of clemency were:

Prominent individuals connected to the case are supporting clemency for Mr. Eley because they no longer feel his case necessitates his execution. These individuals include:
  • Gary Van Brocklin, the prosecuting attorney who tried the case.
  • The Hon. Peter Economus, one of the three judges who sentenced Mr. Eley to death.
  • Retired detective Joseph Fajack, the lead investigator on the case who secured Mr. Eley’s confession.
  • Guy Trammel, a probation officer familiar with Mr. Eley who prepared the presentencing report.
Three parole board members recommended clemency based on the following facts:
  • The prosecuting attorney supports clemency.
  • Mr. Eley was influenced to commit the crime by his accomplice.
  • Mr. Eley exhibits extremely low intellectual functioning.
  • Mr. Eley was offered a plea bargain.
  • Mr. Eley’s crime is not the "worst of the worse."
More info;

Additional case information is here;

Eley Clemency Press Release ___________________________________________________________

(Should not be considered all inclusive.)


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