Friday 4 February 2011

Ohio man won't get new trial

An Ohio appeals court won't allow a new trial for a man whose death sentence was commuted to life in prison by former Gov. Ted Strickland.
The state's Third District Court of Appeals this week rejected the appeal by Kevin Keith, who was convicted of killing three people in Bucyrus (byoo-SY'-ruhs) in 1994.
Strickland spared Keith's life in September just days before he was scheduled to be executed.
The former governor said he questioned evidence used in the conviction but that he also believed Keith committed the crimes.
Crawford County Assistant Prosecutor Cliff Murphy tells the Telegraph-Forum newspaper in Bucyrus that the appeals court made the right decision in saying no to a new trial.


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