Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Prosecutor Says Slain Pregnant Mom Was Prostitute
An Ohio prosecutor says a pregnant woman who was raped and killed last year had turned to prostitution to make ends meet and died after answering a Craigslist ad offering $200.
Delaware County assistant prosecutor Kyle Rohrer says 23-year-old Deanna Ballman was in a difficult financial situation after separating from her husband and trying to support two young children.
Ali Salim, a former doctor, has pleaded guilty to raping and killing Ballman.
Rohrer said in a court filing Thursday that Salim used Craigslist extensively to meet sexual partners, with many references to exchanging drugs for sex, including heroin.
Rohrer is pushing for a maximum sentence of 37 years at Salim’s Dec. 20 sentencing.
Investigators say Salim fatally injected Ballman with heroin. They say there is no evidence Ballman used drugs.