Death Penalty

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M.L. Schultze / WKSU public radio

A Canton native who narrowly escaped execution is expected to find out next week if the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the appeal of his conviction. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the case of Kevin Keith, who’s insisted on his innocence for more than two decades.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, April 19:

Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Ohio’s death penalty law.  Attorneys for 54-year old Maurice Mason claimed that since the U.S. Supreme Court threw out Florida’s death penalty because it gave execution sentencing power to judges and not juries, Ohio’s law is also unconstitutional. In Ohio, judges impose the actual sentence.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, March 8: