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Man Who Killed Pregnant Woman Appeals Death Row

PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) -- Lawyers for a condemned Ohio inmate who raped and killed a pregnant woman are trying to save his life.

Dennis McGuire is scheduled to die next month for the February 1989 stabbing of Joy Stewart in Preble County.

Thursday, McGuire's attorneys told Ohio parole board members, he deserves clemency because he had an abusive childhood.  They also claim his lawyers at trial did not do an adequate job defending him.

Prosecutors say McGuire deserves to die for such a shocking crime.

The parole board will decide whether or not to recommend clemency to the governor who will make the final decision.

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