A Delaware County Grand jury Thursday indicted 39 year old Matthew Rausenberg of Columbus on 32 counts alleging sex crimes against children in his classroom. First Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer outlined the charges saying Rausenberg faces life in prison, if convicted.
An Ohio Man’s February Execution Halted
A federal judge with no objection from the state has stopped next month’s Ohio execution of a man who says he’s innocent in an arson fire that killed his 3-year-old son.
Michael Webb has argued that a leading arson expert can prove the 1990 fire in southwest Ohio could have been set anywhere in the house, and not just near a closet or bathroom.
Webb says that fact backs up his argument that someone else did it.
A federal judge on Thursday delayed Webb’s Feb. 22 execution after a brief teleconference a day earlier in which the state said it didn’t oppose the delay.
Attorneys for the 65-year-old Webb say his situation is the same as another inmate whose execution is on hold over challenges to Ohio’s lethal injection process.