On December 15, 2006, Clarence Elkins was free, exonerated after seven years of imprisonment for a murder he did not commit. Read his story of faith and perseverance.
An Ohio dad has been ordered to serve 29 days in jail after being captured on video mocking a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. William Bailey, 43, pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of menacing and disorderly conduct and will have to pay a $400 fine in addition to the jail term. The sentence handed down by the judge was the maximum possible for those charges.
Cleaning Fairy Susan Warren of Elyria, Ohio, has pleaded guilty to attempted robbery after she entered a complete stranger’s house, did some light cleaning, rinsed a few dishes and left a bill for $75 with her phone number on a napkin.
Convicted killer Brett Harman went to his execution Tuesday still maintaining his innocence. Hartman has spent over a decade on Ohio’s death row for the brutal 1997 murder of Winda Snipes. Prosecutors said Harman had stabbed her 138 times, slit her throat and cut off her hands.
Police are suspecting a murder-suicide in the deaths of five people whose bodies were found in a Honda Civic inside a Toledo, Oh., garage. Firefighters broke down the barricaded garage door to find the bodies of 54-year-old Sandy Ford, her 32-year-old son, Andy Ford, and her grandchildren, 10-year-old Paige Hayes, 6-year-old Logan Hayes and 5-year-old Madalyn Hayes, as well as two dogs and a cat.
In another case of an unorthodox penalty for reckless driving, an Ohio woman will be making a Thanksgiving dinner for three police officers.
Susan Warren first came to the attention of authorities in May 2012 after she decided to break into a complete stranger’s house — and tidy up. The homeowner was not amused. This week she pleaded guilty to charges of attempted burglary.
Two male students at Miami University in Ohio may be facing charges for hanging up a flier titled “Top Ten Ways to Get Away With Rape” in their residence hall. A sanctioned “Top Ten Ways to Prevent Rape” disappeared from McBride Hall and was later replaced with the new flyer, which gives detailed instructions on how to successfully rape a woman.
A teenager on trial for the murders of three men says he cooperated with his alleged partner, Richard Beasley, 53, out of fear. In a taped police interview played for jurors last week, Brogan Rafferty, 17, says he was “ordered” to dig a grave for one of the victims, and that Beasley “watched him like a hawk.”
Jury selection is underway for the trial of Brogan Rafferty, 17, who along with co-defendant Richard Beasley, 53, is accused of luring men to their deaths using Craigslist. Rafferty and Beasley were arrested on November 16, 2011, in connection with three murders and one attempted murder. Authorities in Ohio believe the duo lured their victims using job postings on Craigslist seeking farm workers.