News

Prosecutors slam death penalty reviiew

Prosecutors slam death penalty reviiew

Photo: clipart.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Prosecutors are criticizing final proposals in a report about Ohio’s capital punishment law, calling them anti-death penalty.

A dissenting report says the committee that spent more than two years studying the state’s death penalty law did not follow a mandate that put abolition of the law off the table.

The 49-page report released Tuesday calls the recommendations biased in favor of defense attorneys, one-sided and likely to create endless delays.

Supporters of the committee’s work have said the 56 recommendations improve the law while making sure only the worst of the worst criminals face capital punishment.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor convened the committee in 2011 to produce a fair, impartial and balanced analysis of Ohio’s three-decades-old death penalty law.

Weather Watch Sponsored By

Featured Events

No events

News

3 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 8

carlysimon

A look back on some of Hollywoods memorable milestones.

7 hours ago in Entertainment

Doritos, Esurance early ad winners on social media during Super Bowl

beyonce

From the cute and trendy to the downright creepy, Super Bowl 50 was full of ads to remember - and a few that we'd like to forget.

8 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

TWITTER REACTS: Super Bowl 50 halftime show

Coldplay singer Chris Martin sings during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Coldplay has a lot of fans ... but most of them were not on Twitter on Sunday night.