COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a youth counselor following a retrial and resentencing.
The court’s 6-1 ruling on Tuesday said defendant Jason Dean showed little remorse and that the circumstances of the slaying during a robbery outweighed any evidence Dean presented in his favor.
The 40-year-old Dean was convicted in 2006 of killing youth counselor Titus Arnold during a four-day shooting spree in Springfield.
Five years ago, the state Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Dean even as the justices acknowledged substantial evidence of his guilt. That unanimous ruling said a Clark County judge was so biased against Dean’s attorneys that he tainted the entire trial.
Dean was re-tried in 2011 and sentenced to death again.
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