Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Defense In Ohio School Shootings Challenges Law
Attorneys for a teenager charged in the school shooting deaths of three students are challenging Ohio’s law on insanity defense.
The move was mentioned briefly in a motion filed Monday asking the trial judge in Chardon to let attorneys for 18-year-old T.J. Lane detail their arguments in a sealed filing to be kept secret.
The defense says confidentiality is necessary because it covers evidence to be presented at Lane’s trial scheduled Jan. 14. The defense says confidentiality would avoid additional pretrial publicity.
Lane faces up to life in prison without chance of parole if convicted in the attack last Feb. 27 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland.
There was no immediate elaboration from the defense or comment from prosecutors. Messages seeking comment were emailed to both sides.