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 [...]
Ohio County To Review Writing In Teen’s 2006 Hanging
Almost seven years after a black teenager died in a hanging at an Ohio church camp, Logan County authorities have granted a family lawyer’s request to review a coroner’s ruling of suicide.
Logan County Prosecutor William T. Goslee said Tuesday in an email that he plans to submit writing samples to a state crime lab from the teen, James McCoy III, and a witness who recently invoked the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in an ongoing wrongful death suit.
Goslee said he doesn’t see the witness’s decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment as evidence McCoy fell victim to an asphyxiation prank resembling a lynching, as the teen’s mother has alleged.
Her lawyer Cliff Arnebeck asked the U.S. Justice Department to review the case Monday, based on the county’s reconsideration.