Frank Spisak Set for Thursday Execution

on February 14, 2011 in Psychology, Serial Killers by

Frank Spisak has a date with a needle on Thursday. Ohio Governor John Kasich denied clemency on Friday, so barring a last minute court ruling, Spisak will be executed on February 17th at 10am.

During a six-month period in 1982, Spisak killed three men, wounded another, and took a shot at a woman. He hoped to spark a race war in Cleveland by killing African-Americans.

Said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason:

Spisak is evil and should have been executed 28 years ago.

Said Federal Public Defender Alan Rossman:

Spisak is no threat to anyone now that he’s properly medicated. It is easy to hate people who are mentally ill, and it’s easy to kill people we label as evil.

Spisak has been diagnosed as bipolar by at least six prison psychiatrists, although it’s unusual for manic-depressives to qualify as insane under the McNaughton rule.

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