A High Court Refused To Hear A Convicted Killer's Appeal

POSTED BY: News Department
Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 01:01 AM
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Preparations for an inmate’s execution are moving forward after a ruling this week by the U-S Supreme Court. The high court refused to hear convicted killer John G. Roe’s appeal. That clears the way for the Franklin County prosecutor to seek an execution date. In 1985, a Franklin County jury recommended the death penalty after convicting Roe of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping in the death of Donette Crawford. Crawford disappeared on October 6th, 1984, in Columbus. Roe was arrested a month later in suburban Dayton and gave police information that led them to Crawford’s buried body at a Columbus cement plant. Roe’s appeal went to the U-S Supreme Court after the Ohio Supreme Court and lower federal courts upheld his conviction and death sentence.

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