A judge in Cleveland has ordered new trials for three men convicted of a 1995 slaying because of what she says was “malicious suppression of evidence” by an assistant prosecutor.
Man Gets Prison For Failed Ohio Bridge Bomb Plot
The alleged ringleader of an unsuccessful plot to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.
Judge David Dowd in Akron handed down the sentence Tuesday.
The judge had ruled last week that the men should be sentenced as terrorists, making them subject to harsher prison terms.
Douglas Wright of Indianapolis was sentenced to 138 months in prison. He apologized in court to his family and the community, saying he was an addict and needed help for substance abuse, not just prison.
Two other men – 20-year-old Brandon Baxter of Lakewood and 20-year-old Connor Stevens of Berea – were to learn their sentences later Tuesday.
A fourth defendant will be sentenced Wednesday and a fifth is undergoing a psychiatric exam.