In these first two segments, we’re going to learn about Jerrie Mock—and about local artists who helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of her pioneering flight around the world.
Ohio Appeals Ruling On Condemned Inmate
The state is appealing a judge’s decision that an Ohio man is too mentally ill to be executed for killing his estranged wife and brother-in-law in a courtroom basement.
Cuyahoga County Judge Stuart Friedman ruled that Abdul Awkal lacks the capacity to understand why the state intends to execute him. The execution of the 53-year-old Awkal is scheduled for Wednesday.
County Prosecutor Bill Mason is appealing the judge’s decision to the Eighth District Court of Appeals.
In a separate request Monday, Mason asked the Ohio Supreme Court to order Friedman to set a new execution date for Awkal if he is eventually deemed competent to be put to death.