Mercy rejected for Ohio man who killed 6-month-old - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Steven Smith. The Ohio Parole Board on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 rejected a plea for mercy by Smith, who says he intended to rape his girlfriend's 6-month-old daughter but not to kill her. The board recommended unanimously that Gov. John Kasich allow the execution of Steven Smith to proceed next month. The board said some arguments for sparing Smith, such as his turbulent childhood, were far outweighed by the nature of the crime. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections)