Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Parole Board Rejects Clemency Request From Mansfield Man
The Ohio Parole Board has recommended against mercy for a condemned killer who says he intended to rape his girlfriend’s 6-month-old daughter but not to kill her.
Attorneys for death row inmate Steven Smith say evidence shows the baby died because Smith was too drunk to realize his sexual assault was killing the child.
The Ohio Parole Board on Wednesday turned down Smith’s request for clemency, which included the argument that a death sentence must involve an intent to kill.
Prosecutors call the 1998 death of Autumn Carter the purposeful murder of a helpless baby girl.
Gov. John Kasich gets the final word on the fate of the 46-year-old Smith, who is scheduled to die May 1.