Man set for trial in slaying of Ohioan, her two kids
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 06:28

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio prosecutor is proceeding with a potential death penalty case over the strangling of a woman and two children despite their family's request that the defendant be offered a plea deal for life in prison without parole.

The Sandusky Register (http://bit.ly/16jOjsn ) reports the family wants to avoid a lengthy trial.

Jury selection begins next week for 42-year-old Curtis Clinton. He has pleaded not guilty in the slayings of a 23-year-old woman, her 3-year-old daughter and her 18-month-old son at their Sandusky home in September 2012.

Attorneys in the case are under a gag order and can't discuss it, but a judge allowed Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter to address the death penalty issue. Baxter says he "seriously considered" the family's position but decided to proceed to trial.

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Information from: Sandusky Register, http://www.sanduskyregister.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=frontpage?frontpage


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