Thursday, December 14, 2006

Ohio Supreme Court death penalty case appealed per juror "smoke breaks" denied

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld the convictions & death sentence, yesterday, of a man who robbed and murdered an ex-girlfriend back in June 2002, rejecting more than a dozen allegations of legal & procedural error by the trial court including one that the trial court had violated his fair trial rights by denying a request from a juror to take smoke breaks during the case’s deliberation. (Article)

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