LUCASVILLE, Oh. (www.nbc33.com) -- A native of Waterloo was put to death today through lethal injection for killing a man near Cleveland in 1994.
Frederick Treesh, 48, was one of four who robbed an adult bookstore in Eastlake, Ohio, on Aug. 27, 1994. During the robbery, Treesh fought with a security guard, Henry Dupree and according to the store clerk, shot and killed Dupree in a back room. As he was leaving the store, Treesh also shot at Louis Lauver and hit him in the arm and jaw. Lauver survived.
Treesh was found guilty for Dupree's murder and the attempted murder of Lauver. Wednesday at 10:37, Treesh was pronounced dead by Donald Morgan, warden of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, after receiving a single dose of pentobarbital.
The Journal Gazette reports that Treesh said "this is where drugs lead you" in his last statement. Treesh was a former cocaine addict.
Treesh was also a suspect with a New Haven man for the shooting death of Ghassan Danno, a video store co-owner in Michigan.
Treesh apologized for the death of Dupree but wouldn't make any apologies to family members of Danno, who were watching the execution. He said he was never charged with that crime.
Treesh is the 50th inmate put to death by the State of Ohio since it resumed executions in 1999.
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