By John Nolan
The Associated Press
LUCASVILLE, Ohio - A killer who partly blamed his victim for moving when ordered to hold still was executed Wednesday for the shotgun slaying during a $15 robbery.
Adremy Dennis, 28, was put to death by injection at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.
Dennis was 18 when he and an accomplice tried to rob two men outside an Akron home in 1994. One of the men gave up $15. The other, Kurt Kyle, 29, began searching his pockets, and Dennis shot him in the head. Kyle, a stock race car driver, was celebrating a victory with a cookout.
Dennis told an Ohio Parole Board member he regretted the robbery brought so little cash and that he would not have left eyewitnesses "if my mind had been right at the time."
Dennis blamed Kyle for failing to cooperate and notice that he was high on drugs. "I ain't saying it's all his fault, but why did he move?"
Kyle's friend who was robbed, Martin Eberhart, witnessed the execution. "The punishment fit the crime, and justice has been served," he said.
The accomplice, Leroy Lamar Anderson, who was 17 at the time, is serving a life sentence.
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