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 Man Committed After Fatal Pedestrian Stabbing
A homeless man who fatally stabbed a stranger outside a downtown Columbus hotel last year has been committed to a mental hospital.
Franklin Common Pleas Judge Richard Frye on Tuesday called 55-year-old Thomas Wallace a “poster child” for the problems with the state’s mental-health system.
Wallace had been in and out of prisons and psychiatric hospitals for more than three decades before he randomly attacked 42-year-old Jerry Fugett on Sept. 6, 2012.
Frye ruled last month that Wallace was not guilty by reason of insanity based on separate evaluations by a psychiatrist and a psychologist. They had determined that severe mental illness prevented him from knowing right from wrong.
Judge Frye ordered Wallace confined in a maximum security mental hospital.