CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Local

Man On Death Row In Ohio After Multi-State Killing Spree

View Comments
Frederick Treesh (Booking Photo)

Frederick Treesh (Booking Photo)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

LIVONIA (WWJ/AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich rejected a clemency plea Thursday by 48-year-old Frederick Treesh, whose execution is scheduled Wednesday for shooting 58-year-old Henry Dupree during a robbery of an adult book store in Eastlake, Ohio, on Aug. 27, 1994.

Prosecutors say Treesh and Benjamin Brooks carried out crimes across Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Locally, authorities say the men robbed a woman at a Plymouth motel and shot two brothers at their Best Videos store in Livonia, killing 39-year-old Gus Danno. They say the pair then forced their way into a Livonia couple’s home, beat the woman and stole their car. There is a local warrant for his arrest but it’s never been executed because Treesh was caught, prosecuted and put on death row in Ohio, police said.

Treesh’s attorneys described him as a cocaine addict who was high during the robbery and is deeply sorry for what happened.

Prosecutors contend Treesh intentionally murdered Dupree and tried to kill others, including police officers who pursued him, after a three-week spree of increasingly violent crimes. They said Treesh and Brooks robbed banks and businesses, committed sexual assaults, stole cars and committed carjackings, among other things.

TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,870 other followers