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 [...]
Court Upholds Ohio Killer’s Death Sentence Again
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who fatally shot his girlfriend three decades ago while on parole for killing his wife.
The court’s decision in the case of Von Clark Davis of Butler County involved the third time Davis had been sentenced to death for the 1983 shooting of Suzette Butler.
The Supreme Court ruled 6-1 Tuesday to uphold Davis’ death sentence after a lower court also backed the sentence.
The 67-year-old Davis was first convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to die in 1984 for fatally shooting Butler.
Appeals courts overturned that sentence and one handed down in 1989 because of lower-court errors.
Defense attorney Larry Komp said he was disappointed and is weighing possible state or federal appeals.