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 [...]
Death Sentence Upheld For Killer Of 2 Teen Girls
A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who killed two teenage girls in Cincinnati despite what the court called improper remarks by a prosecutor arguing for death.
A jury convicted Anthony Kirkland in 2010 of aggravated murder, attempted rape and other charges in the 2006 death of 14-year-old Casonya Crawford and the 2009 death of 13-year-old Esme Kenney, both Cincinnati teenagers.
Before his trial began Kirkland also pleaded guilty to the slayings of two women.
The court’s 4-3 decision Tuesday rejected arguments by attorneys for Kirkland that the prosecutor’s remarks – which included implying that without a death sentence the girls’ deaths would go unpunished – inflamed the jury to the point he should have been resentenced.