Neo Nazi Facing Execution for hate murders claims insanity
The infamous antisemite, anti-gay and white supremacist Spisak wimps out when facing execution. Now he claims he’s insane.
A prisoner with Nazi sympathies who has spent 27 years on Death Row for killing three men at Cleveland State University is asking the state’s new governor for mercy. His attorneys contend that a severe mood disorder went undiagnosed for decades.
If put to death Feb. 17, Frank Spisak would set the Ohio record for the longest time on Death Row before execution.
Spisak, 59, blamed the 1982 murders on his hatred of gays, blacks and Jews and also said his crimes were sparked by mental illness related to confusion about his sexual identity.
During his 1983 trial, he grew a Hitler-style mustache, carried a copy of Hitler’s book Mein Kampf during the proceedings and gave the Nazi salute to the jury.