News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Metro RTA

Greater Akron Chamber

Akron Children's Hospital


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Courts and Crime


Kasich denies clemency for Cleveland man despite prosecutor's arguments
UPDATED 4:30 p.m.: Prosecutor 'respects' Kasich's decision.
Billy Slagle is to be executed in two weeks

by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Billy Slagle is to be executed on Aug. 7 for stabbing his neighbor to death in 1987.
Courtesy of State of Ohio
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Gov. John R. Kasich has denied a request for to commute the death sentence of a Cleveland man, even though the Cuyahoga County prosecutor was backing clemency. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.

LISTEN: Slagle to die in two weeks

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:02)


Billy Slagle was convicted in 1988 of repeatedly stabbing his neighbor, 40-year-old Mari Ann Pope, to death while she was babysitting two children in her home.

He was sentenced to death, and is scheduled to be executed on Aug. 7.

At the time of his conviction, Ohio did not offer the option of sentencing someone to life in prison with no chance of parole. And Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty was among those arguing that – had jurors had that option -- they would have picked it over the death penalty.

By a 6-4 vote, the Ohio Parole Board disagreed earlier this month. And now, so has Gov. Kasich. McGinty spokesman Joe Frolik's response was brief.

"We respect Gov. Kasich's decision and the review process that led to it."  

Slagle’s defense attorneys also argued that he was a victim of alcohol and other abuse essentially from the time he was in the womb, and Slagle told the clemency board he was a gentle person and does not understand why he committed the crime.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

HUD and Cuyahoga Land Bank extend a housing deal for another year
Need to sale lot, and would like to know how to contact someone to see if they may be interested in the property that sat between two lots. If you can give me...

Akron Beacon Journal details abuse claims against televangelist Angley
In the early 90's I went forth for pray. And the man was anointed by the hand of God. Just a fact I will never forget

Lawmaker questions why a million voters didn't get absentee applications
He's a damn lie! I vote n all elections. I missed 1. Haven't gotten my absentee ballot and their making it hard to get one.

Thirsty Dog Brewery warns it might have to leave Akron
Why is it the city's responsibility to find this guy a location? There are a hundred realestate companies that could help him.

Kent State sends home three after contact with second Ebola-stricken nurse
Why weren't all health workers who were around Duncan quaranteened for 21 days and tested for Ebola? That's a no-brainer. Why was Vinson allowed to travel right...

New book says Willoughby Coal is haunted...and that's good for business
Would love to see a series of books that would just thrill me. I cannot wait to visit some of the locations. And revisit some of the locations I have already vi...

Cleveland Indians to continue with 'dynamic pricing'
pricing is too high for a family as well as people like me who are on a fixed income. Bleacher seats are cheaper but concessions are rediculous.

Kasich talks about faith, drugs and education -- but never FitzGerald
The idea that you can learn more by talking to a 90 year old person than from a history book is just another example of how the GOP hates education and knowledg...

Third-grade charter school students fail state testing
A partisan anti-charter group came out with analysis that ODE says is based on incorrect data. So why is this a story? It doesn't seem to rise to WKSU's typic...

Still no money for Fair Finance victims
The only persons benefiting from this bankruptcy is quite obvious - the attorneys.. I would let the Durham and other thieves out of prison in a job with all th...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University