Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Western Star (Columbus) reports Gov. Ted Strickland has commuted the death sentence of Jeffrey Hill, who stabbed his partially paralyzed mother to death and robbed her of $100 in 1991. The decision came after a "unanimous and rare" recommendation from the Ohio Parole Board that clemency be granted. Hill is now under a 25-years-to-life sentence and will be eligible for parole in seven years. It is also reported that two Ohio Supreme Court justices felt the death penalty was not justified for Hill. See story here.