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 [...]
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.