Man whose crime rampage included Wisconsin to be executed

CREATED Mar 6, 2013

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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.