Man whose crime rampage included Wisconsin to be executed

the Associated Press

Man whose crime rampage included Wisconsin to be executed

By the Associated Press. CREATED Mar 6, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio prison officials are preparing to execute a man who fatally shot an adult bookstore security guard during a crime rampage in 1994.

Frederick Treesh has never denied the shooting, although he claimed the gun went off in a struggle and blamed a cocaine addiction for his crimes.

Treesh, of Waterloo, Ind., was sentenced to die for the shooting death of Henry Dupree during a robbery at Vine Street News in Eastlake, east of Cleveland.

Prosecutors say his crime rampage crossed Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin before ending in Ohio. They say the 48-year-old Treesh intentionally shot the guard and tried to kill police who pursued him.

The state parole board voted against sparing Treesh, and Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) denied his request for mercy.

His execution is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday.