(Columbus, OH)--Lawyers for a Preble County man who raped and killed a pregnant girl 25 years ago argued in court Thursday that he should not be put to death as scheduled next month. Dennis McGuire has now admitted to killing Joy Stewart in 1989, but says he shouldn’t die for the crime because he was abused as a child. Preble County Prosecutor Martel Votel disagreed. "Their sister was torn from them 25 year ago. Every day since then has been painful for them and it's time to put their nightmare behind them to the extent that they can. That involves executing the sentence that was duly imposed 25 years ago," Votel said. The execution is set to take place on January 16.