- Associated Press - Sunday, July 16, 2017

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio city wants to demolish a house where two women’s bodies were found and an alleged serial killer was arrested.

The (Ashland) Times-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2usgb03 ) officials in Ashland recently applied for federal grant money to raze the home deemed uninhabitable because of the slayings.

Forty-year-old Shawn Grate pleaded not guilty in October to aggravated murder and kidnapping charges in the deaths of 29-year-old Elizabeth Griffith and 43-year-old Stacey Stanley. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

A trial has been scheduled for November in Ashland County.

The women’s bodies were found last September inside a supposedly unoccupied home after a third woman called 911 from a bedroom and said Grate was holding her hostage. Grate has told police he killed two other women elsewhere.


Information from: Ashland Times-Gazette, https://www.times-gazette.com

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