Robert Van Hook

State of Ohio / Governor's office

Gov. John Kasich has finished dealing with executions for the remainder of his time in office following a modern-era record of death penalty commutations.

Execution chamber in Florida
Doug Smith / Florida Department of Corrections

Ohio has put to death a killer sentenced to die for stabbing and strangling a man he met in a bar in 1985.

Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press

Ohio planned Tuesday to move a condemned killer to the state death house as it begins preparations for its first execution in several months.

obert Van Hook
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND CORRECTION

The Ohio Parole Board has voted 8-1 to recommend that Gov. John Kasich deny clemency to a Cincinnati killer who’s set to be executed on July 18.

Fifty eight-year-old Robert Van Hook was convicted of stabbing David Self to death after picking him up in a Cincinnati bar in 1985.