Frank Mickes III, 47, who was convicted in 1986 of killing an 82-year-old Huntsville woman in her home, will have a parole hearing in July.
Parole was denied in past hearings and he was unsuccessful in a 2012 clemency bid.
An Indian Lake High School senior at the time of the murder, he was convicted of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery.
Logan County Prosecutor William T. Goslee continues to oppose the convict’s release and will draft a letter to the parole board.
The convict and Eric Alltop, a fellow ILHS senior, broke into Reba Clark’s home the evening of April 9, 1986, and found her in a room.
The Marion Correctional Institution inmate stabbed her in the throat and the two made off with a safe that contained $2.07.
He claimed he was high on blotter acid at the time.
Mr. Goslee’s office is encouraging Mrs. Clark’s family and friends and others in the community to express their opinion on the clemency request.
Letters should be sent to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Division of Parole and Community Services, 770 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43222.