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Death-row inmate who killed self didnít know of new hope
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 6, 2013 | Alan Johnson

Posted on 08/06/2013 1:39:03 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Convicted killer Billy Slagle killed himself not knowing about an undisclosed plea deal that could have spared him from execution.

As his attorneys hurriedly prepared a last-minute appeal to file with the Ohio Supreme Court seeking a stay of execution — with the promise it would not be opposed by the state — Slagle took matters into his own hands. He hanged himself in his Death Row cell at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution in the early morning hours of Sunday.

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1 posted on 08/06/2013 1:39:03 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Slagle, 44, was to be lethally injected at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Lucasville for the 1987 murder of 40-year-old Mari Anne Pope, his neighbor in Cleveland. He stabbed Pope 17 times with scissors while she was babysitting two young children.

This is the only part of the story worth considering.

2 posted on 08/06/2013 1:41:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Convicted killer Billy Slagle killed himself not knowing about an undisclosed plea deal that could have spared him from execution.

Great sense of timing.

3 posted on 08/06/2013 1:44:24 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Berlin_Freeper
So, things went well - despite his attorney’s intervention. I love a happy ending.
4 posted on 08/06/2013 1:45:44 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Where’s Nelson Muntz when you need him?


5 posted on 08/06/2013 1:46:46 PM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: 0.E.O

Apparently the drugs for capital punishment are hard to come by these days...

So, good news, as it leaves more of the drug available for other cases.


6 posted on 08/06/2013 1:47:29 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

"Geez - I hate when that happens ..."

7 posted on 08/06/2013 1:48:05 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And the problem is exactly what?

He lived 26 years after he murdered his victim.


8 posted on 08/06/2013 1:48:36 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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... for the 1987 murder of 40-year-old Mari Anne Pope
It took 26 freakin' years to kill this guy? Sick.
9 posted on 08/06/2013 1:48:55 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

At least he saved the taxpayers a lifetime of prison costs.


10 posted on 08/06/2013 1:52:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Look at the money we saved.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 1:53:28 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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The state of Florida on Monday executed a longtime death row inmate who believed he was the “Prince of God”
12 posted on 08/06/2013 1:53:29 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Boo freakin’ hoo.


13 posted on 08/06/2013 1:54:06 PM PDT by DarrellZero
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To: oh8eleven

Correction. It seems it took him 26 years to do the right thing. We (”the people”) never did.


14 posted on 08/06/2013 1:54:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: oh8eleven

This is the reason libs argue that it costs more to execute a prisoner than to be imprisoned for life. If they would allow them to have their appeals - and when those fail - just get on with the lethal injection, it would save a lot of money. But, they drag it out for 20-30 years before they are executed. This is nonsense!


15 posted on 08/06/2013 1:54:28 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He saved the taxpayers some money at the end I guess.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 1:54:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Berlin_Freeper

and....today is Wednesday.....3 days later......is he back?....No?

Guess he was wrong.....


17 posted on 08/06/2013 2:05:37 PM PDT by freedombird (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness. -A. DeTocqueville)
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To: freedombird

Finally this murderer acquired good judgment.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 2:10:52 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: skeeter

I agree. Yesterday in Forida, they executed a guy who had killed 8 people in an apartment (as they came in to a party). They probably weren’t very nice people either, since he had gone to the apt to kill somebody he thought had cheated him on a drug deal. But they didn’t deserve to die. They were probably all black too, I assume.

He also killed a young white couple (both of them were 17) in a park after raping the girl. He was being put to death for the first 8 murders.

Btw, his murders were in the 1970s. The families of those 10 people have waited some 40 years for justice to be done to this thug.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 2:11:09 PM PDT by livius
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Freakin’ boo-hoo!


20 posted on 08/06/2013 2:12:34 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Convicted killer Billy Slagle killed himself not knowing about an undisclosed plea deal that could have spared him from execution.

ALL these deals are last minute deals, that's how the defense lawyers work in these cases, they want the high drama of some mad rush to grab the executioners hand just as he is about to execute the guy.

Too Badd, Soo Sad

21 posted on 08/06/2013 2:15:50 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: discostu

22 posted on 08/06/2013 2:18:10 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: skeeter
Slagle, 44, was to be lethally injected at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Lucasville for the 1987 murder of 40-year-old Mari Anne Pope, his neighbor in Cleveland. He stabbed Pope 17 times with scissors while she was babysitting two young children.

This is the only part of the story worth considering.

That's the part I was looking for.

Now I'm just too choked up to read any farther.

23 posted on 08/06/2013 2:19:39 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Balding_Eagle
ALL these deals are last minute deals, that's how the defense lawyers work in these cases, they want the high drama of some mad rush to grab the executioners hand just as he is about to execute the guy.

Yep. "Ain't I a hero?"
Meanwhile, the lawyers are too busy working on their usual slip 'n fall, "jackpot justice" cases to bother with a death row killer client until that last minute when some secretary checks her day planner and buzzes them that Billy Whatshisname is due to be executed tomorrow.

24 posted on 08/06/2013 2:23:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I an not sure that the word ‘hope’ really fits here.


25 posted on 08/06/2013 2:40:02 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: skeeter

Back in 87’ I was an A1C stationed in the UK. Now I’m a retired SNCO.

During the time span between this joker’s crime and scheduled punishment a typical person can have an entire military career!


26 posted on 08/06/2013 2:43:27 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well, this gives me hope.

We need to provide each death row inmate a rope and a place to tie it, 500 sleeping pills, and one of those little black cyanide pills super secret agents carry with them in the action novels. Put this stuff in a little box in the corner of each cell.

Just in case they decide to end their appeals process early.


27 posted on 08/06/2013 3:19:29 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I love ideal endings.
Good news is always welcome.
28 posted on 08/06/2013 4:23:46 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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