COLUMBUS — A divided Ohio Parole Board on Friday recommended that Gov. John Kasich show mercy toward William T. Montgomery, convicted in the slaying of a 20-year-old South Toledo woman 32 years ago. Read the full story here
OHIOANS, no matter their view of capital punishment, want the death penalty to be both fair and accurate. This is why Gov. John Kasich should not allow the scheduled April 11 execution of William T. Montgomery to go forward. Read the full story here
When Ohio resumed executions last July, I joined with other exonerated Ohio death-row survivors to warn Gov. John Kasich that it was only a matter of time before we’d risk executing a prisoner who might be innocent. And now William T. Montgomery is scheduled to be killed on April 11, despite rising doubts about his […]
The lawyer for a condemned Ohio inmate scheduled to die next month has told the Ohio Parole Board he’s innocent and should be spared. Attorney Jon Oebker (EB’-ker) says there is too much doubt and uncertainty surrounding the conviction of William Montgomery. He told the parole board Thursday that includes a discrepancy in the date […]
A pair of forensics experts, originally from the Netherlands and now living in Colorado, questioned the fundamentals of the prosecution’s theories that have put Montgomery a little more than a month away from his execution. They suggested that Ms. Ogle, of Toledo, was not dead as long as the prosecution maintained and that a second […]
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio death row inmate scheduled to be executed next month will seek a recommendation of clemency from the Ohio Parole Board this week. Read the full story here.
“This case contains a number of troubling elements — no independent, direct evidence of guilt; the Prosecution relied exclusively on the testimony of an accused murderer and child molester who cut a deal; withheld evidence; gross prosecutorial misconduct; and confused, tainted jurors — that taken alone are cause for concern if they resulted in a […]
Ross Geiger isn’t some kind of activist when it comes to the death penalty. He’s never organized a candlelight vigil or stood outside a prison protesting an execution. He wants to be clear about that. “Everybody thinks I’m a crusader or something,” Geiger said. “They think I have no sympathy for the victims. That’s just […]