Parole board

This undated file photo released by the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Harry Mitts. (AP Photo/Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, File)

Ohio uses execution drug, for last time, on killer

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage that prosecutors called one of the worst Ohio has seen […]

09/25/2013

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Billy Slagle. Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation)

Ohio killer set for execution found hanged in cell

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man condemned to death for fatally stabbing a neighbor during a Cleveland burglary was found hanged in his cell Sunday just days before his Wednesday execution. Billy Slagle, 44, was found […]

08/04/2013

OJ Simpson appears in court in Las Vegas (AP Photo)

OJ Simpson says he regrets going after memorabilia

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — OJ Simpson pleaded for leniency Thursday, telling a parole panel he deeply regretted the night he robbed two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. “I just wish […]

07/25/2013

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Ohio executes man who raped, killed 6-month-old

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing a 6-month-old as he raped her was executed Wednesday.

05/01/2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich

Governor: No mercy for Ohio man who killed baby

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday rejected a plea for mercy by a condemned man who says he intended to rape his girlfriend’s 6-month-old daughter but didn’t mean to kill her, calling the crime “among the worst of the worst.”

04/17/2013