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Death Penalty Doubts

Posted Friday, January 11, 2008

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For the second time this week, another man on Ohio's Death Row escaped execution. But only one man walked out of prison free. Governor Ted Strickland commuted the death sentence of John Spirko to life without parole ... while Ken Richey was released for good after serving two decades on Death Row. The court said the conviction was based on insufficient evidence. We'll talk about Death Row doubts, Friday at 9 on The Sound of Ideas.

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Bob Painter, Investigative reporter, Plain Dealer
Thomas Hill, Attorney for John Spirko
Steven Drizin, Legal Director, Center for Wrongful Convictions
Kenneth Parsigian, Attorney for Kenney Richey

Additional Information

Read more about the Spirko Case;
In the Columbus Dispatch
A special report by the Plain Dealer

More on the Richey Case:
One version of the Kenney Richey Story as told by a supporter
Transcript of Killing Time a documentary about Kenny Richey
An article by the Associated Press

A report on Ohio's Death Penalty by the American Bar Association
Our discussion of the ABA death penalty assesment team's report in September of 2007

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