- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a man’s conviction and death sentence for the Ohio killing of a youth counselor.

The Springfield News-Sun (https://bit.ly/2d9rVJ5 ) reports the court rejected an appeal Monday from 41-year-old Jason Dean, who was convicted in 2006 of killing Titus Arnold during a four-day shooting spree in Springfield.

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled 6-1 last year that Dean showed little remorse and the circumstances of the slaying during a robbery outweighed any evidence Dean presented in his favor.

The state Supreme Court had previously 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 it tainted his trial. Dean was re-tried and sentenced to death.


Information from: Springfield News-Sun, https://www.springfieldnewssun.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide