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Kasich Denies Clemency Request for Robert Van Hook

COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich has denied a request for executive clemency for Robert Van Hook who was convicted in Hamilton County for the 1985 aggravated murder of David Self.

Van Hook is scheduled to be executed on July 18, 2018 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.  On June 1, the Ohio Parole Board recommended against clemency for Van Hook by a vote of 8 to 1.