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 [...]
Former Ohio Doctor Guilty In Expectant Mom’s Death
A former Ohio doctor has pleaded guilty in the heroin death of an expectant mother who died after answering a Craigslist ad.
Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Julie Datko says Ali Salim pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of abuse of a corpse.
Datko says Salim also entered a type of guilty plea to a count of rape where he maintains his innocence but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him.
The 44-year-old Salim entered the pleas Thursday ahead of his scheduled trial.
Salim was charged with kidnapping, raping and killing Deanna Ballman last year by injecting her with heroin, as well as killing her unborn daughter. Investigators say Ballman answered a personal ad placed by Salim.