Sniper Shootings

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 04:15 PM
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The hunt for the Washington-area sniper is reminding some people of a similar case that happened right here in Ohio. Between 1989 and 1992 five Southeastern Ohio hunters and fishermen were shot to death while enjoying the great outdoors. One person, Akron-native Thomas Lee Dillon was responsible for what became known as the "outdoorsmen slayings." Muskingum Sheriff Deputies say in Dillion's case he made a comment to a friend about getting a kick shooting up animals on roadsides. Dillon went from one life form to another. Five people were shot to death in Southeastern Ohio, now six are dead in the Washington area. Dillon is serving life in prison, the serial sniper in Washington is still on the loose.

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