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Slain Toddler’s Mom Pleads Guilty To Charges

Dainesha Stevens pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her son Cameron Beckford.
March 27, 2015

The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead in central Ohio has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

Judge: Prosecutor Hid Evidence In Murder Trial

Judge Nancy Margaret Russo's ruling Thursday came in the cases of 37-year-old Eugene Johnson Jr., 37-year-old Derrick Wheatt and 36-year-old Laurese Glover. A jury convicted them of murder in 1996 for a fatal shooting in East Cleveland the year before.
27, 2015

A judge in Cleveland has ordered new trials for three men convicted of a 1995 slaying because of what she says was “malicious suppression of evidence” by an assistant prosecutor.

Former Olentangy Teacher Indicted

39 year old Matthew Rausenberg is charged with criminal misconduct involving at least five of his students while teaching in the Olentangy school district.
March 26, 2015

A Delaware County Grand jury Thursday indicted 39 year old Matthew Rausenberg of Columbus on 32 counts alleging sex crimes against children in his classroom. First Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer outlined the charges saying Rausenberg faces life in prison, if convicted.

Agreement Reached Over Lethal Injection Information Request

State attorneys and death row inmates' lawyers in Ohio have agreed on information requested for lethal injection drugs.
26, 2015

An agreement has been reached over death row inmates’ subpoenas of Board of Pharmacy information about drugs used for lethal injection in Ohio.

Senate Committee Votes To Extend Time For Rape Prosecution

The Ohio Senate is poised to vote on a measure to extend the statute of limitations on rape.
25, 2015

A Senate committee has approved a proposal to extend the 20-year statute of limitations for rape and sexual battery.

Cuyahoga County Seeks Grant For Deputy Body Cameras

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Cuyahoga County officials apply for grant to purchase body cameras for deputies.
24, 2015

Ohio’s most populous county is applying for hundreds of thousands of dollars from the federal government to pay for body cameras for its sheriff’s deputies.

Ohio Ex-Lawmaker Standing Trial On Fraud, Theft Charges

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Former State Representative Peter Beck's corruption trial is underway in Cincinnati.
23, 2015

The trial of a former Ohio lawmaker accused of misleading investors about a company’s financial status and using their money for personal gain has begun after numerous delays.

Ohio Sheriff Sentenced To 7 Years For Public Corruption

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Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly was sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption charges.
March 20, 2015

A southeastern Ohio sheriff found guilty of more than a dozen public corruption charges has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

FBI Seeks Help In Hunt For “Buckeye Bandit”

Authorities say the suspect has robbed 20 Central Ohio banks since 2013.
20, 2015

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of robbing 20 Columbus-area banks.

Ohio Terrorism Suspect’s Attorney Opposes Less Phone Access

Prosecutors have filed a motion to limit phone access for terrorism suspect Christopher Lee Cornell.
March 17, 2015

The attorney for an Ohio terrorism plot suspect is opposing a government motion to cut back his jail phone access as overbroad and based on hypothetical risks.