Frederick Treesh Set To Be Executed

Waterloo Man Denied Clemency In Ohio Murder

By Eric Dutkiewicz

Credit: Ohio Department of Corrections

Frederick Treesh, 48, of Waterloo, was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of an adult bookstore security guard.

February 28, 2013 Updated Nov 11, 2013 at 5:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (www.incnow.tv) - Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, has rejected a last ditch effort from Waterloo man to spare his life in a murder conviction.

Frederick Treesh, 48, was convicted in the 1995 murder and attempted murder in Lake County, Ohio.

Court documents say Treesh, Keisha Harth and Benjamin Brooks and Anthony Washington robbed an adult bookstore in Eastlake, Ohio, on the night of Aug. 27, 1994. During the hold up, Treesh scuffled with a security guard, Henry Dupree. A clerk at the store, Louis Lauver, says he heard Treesh fire four shots in the back room, killing Dupree. Treesh claims the gun accidently discharged.

As Treesh and Brooks left the store, Treesh fired two shots at Lauver, striking Lauver in the arm and jaw, court documents say. Lauver survived.

Treesh was found guily of Dupree's murder and attempted murder of Lauver. He was sentenced to death, and is scheduled for execution Mar. 6.

An Ohio parole board unanimously denied Treesh's appeal for clemency on Feb. 8.

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