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 [...]
Prosecutor: Report Would End Ohio Death Penalty
A veteran prosecutor is criticizing recommendations proposed by a statewide capital punishment review committee, saying many of them would end the death penalty in Ohio if put in place.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, a committee member, says the recommendations would restrict the law so much it would be impossible to execute someone like Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
The committee convened by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor was meeting Thursday to review its final report and 56 total recommendations.
O’Brien, a Republican, said a minority of members on the committee – many of them prosecutors – planned to submit a dissenting report next week.
State Public Defender Tim Young says the recommendations would narrow but not end capital punishment, reserving it for the worst criminals.