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9th District affirms man’s third murder conviction for woman’s death

A Summit County jury did not lose its way when convicting a man of killing the mother of his child after his third aggravated murder trial, the 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Willard McCarley was arrested in 2004 for a murder that had occurred 12 years earlier. The victim, C.P., was the 26-year-old mother of his so ... (full story)

Ohio man on death row proclaims innocence, asks for mercy

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio man sentenced to death in the fatal shooting of a volunteer addiction counselor is proclaiming his innocence and asking that his life be spared, according to arguments by his attorneys a month before his scheduled execution.
Warren Keith Henness, who goes by his middle name, was convicted of killing ... (full story)