OH-MI-IN News
Ohio dad held in girl's death can't go to funeral
Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 15:31

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati man jailed in the accidental shooting death of his 11-year-old daughter has been denied his request to attend the girl's funeral.

Hamilton County Judge Nadine Allen said in court Thursday that Deandre Kelley can't be released from jail because public safety trumps the grief he is experiencing. She says Kelley must "mourn symbolically."

Allen's decision prompted the girl's mother, Kristina Lanza, to sob loudly in court and appear to nearly faint.

She had wanted Kelley to attend Shanti Lanza's funeral, saying the shooting was an accident.

Police say Kelley fired shots into the air outside Lanza's house Sunday while arguing with her. Shanti was hit as she hid in an upstairs bedroom.

Kelley pleaded not guilty during Thursday's hearing to three new charges against him, including involuntary manslaughter.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 
(Updated) Ohio killer executed with new lethal drug combo
Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:06

 

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio inmate appeared to gasp several times and took more than 15 minutes to die Thursday as he was executed with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S.

Dennis McGuire's attorney, federal public defender Allen Bohnert, called his client's death "a failed, agonizing experiment by the state of Ohio."

McGuire's attorneys had attempting to halt his execution last week, arguing the untried method put him at substantial risk of "agony and terror" while straining to catch his breath as he experienced a medical phenomenon known as air hunger.

McGuire made several loud snorting or snoring sounds during one of the longest executions since Ohio resumed capital punishment in 1999.

Intravenous doses of two drugs, the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone, were used to put McGuire to death for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of a pregnant woman, Joy Stewart. The method was adopted after supplies of a previously used drug dried up because the manufacturer put it off limits for capital punishment.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:12
Read more...
 
Ohio House OKs bill targeting youth drug abuse
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 07:29

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bipartisan measure aimed at preventing drug abuse by youth by requiring a guardian's consent before a minor is prescribed a controlled substance.

The House passed the measure Wednesday, and it now goes to the Senate.

The bill would require a youth's parent or guardian to sign a consent form before a health professional issues a non-emergency prescription for a controlled substance.

In a statement, Republican state Rep. Stephanie Kunze of Hilliard says the issue came to her attention when she learned about a girl who was prescribed addictive painkillers without parental consent and later abused the drugs. Kunze says parents have an important role in preventing drug abuse.

Prescribers who ignore the consent requirements could face license suspensions under the measure.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 
Ohio mom forgives teen who killed her son
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 07:39

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio mother whose 19-year-old son was fatally shot by a 16-year-old boy on a street corner tells a judge she has forgiven the shooter.

Alisha Kali said in a Columbus courtroom Wednesday that her family has forgiven Michael L. Cantrell, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Cantrell, now 18, pleaded guilty last month to an adult charge of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Kylan Cunningham. Witnesses saw Cantrell pull a handgun and fire at Cunningham during an argument.

Kali said her wish for Cantrell was to "take this 18 years and make something productive, come back in society and give, opposed to taking away."

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1m8BXai) reports that Cantrell apologized to Kali at the hearing.

___

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 
High court rejects Ohio killer's last-minute plea
Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 07:23

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state made preparations on Wednesday to use a never-tried lethal drug combination to put a man to death for the slaying of a pregnant woman that went unsolved until he inadvertently helped authorities, and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the execution.

Dennis McGuire, jailed on an unrelated assault charge, told investigators he had information about the woman's Feb. 12, 1989, death. His attempts to blame the crime on his brother-in-law quickly unraveled, and soon he was accused of being Joy Stewart's killer, prosecutors said. More than a decade later, DNA evidence confirmed McGuire's guilt, and he acknowledged that he was responsible in a letter to Gov. John Kasich last month.

The state planned to execute McGuire on Thursday with a new process adopted after supplies of its previous drug dried up when the manufacturer put it off limits for capital punishment. The two-drug combination has never been used in a U.S. execution.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 Next > End >>

Page 121 of 177

Front Page Stories

Elmwood hires firm to design band room
04/15/2014 | MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor
article thumbnail

File photo. Elmwood High School students fill the band room during practice. (Photo: J.D [ ... ]


Rossford to vote on ditching TARTA
04/15/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

ROSSFORD - Barring any intervening legal action, Rossford residents will get a chance  [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles