The Ohio Parole Board is expected to release its recommendation Friday on whether a man sentenced to die for killing a teenage boy during a burglary should be granted mercy.
Mark Wiles is scheduled to die April 18. However, he is one of several inmates who have asked a federal judge to delay his execution while the state's lethal injection procedures are reviewed. The requests have led to an unofficial moratorium on executions in the state.
Arguments in that case are ongoing before U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost.
Federal courts have delayed two other executions this year over concerns that Ohio deviates too often from its written injection rules.
Wiles was convicted of killing 15-year-old Mark Klima at a farmhouse in Portage County in 1985.
(source: Associated press)