Born October 6, 1971.
Murdered August 10, 2010 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio.
By court order.
The Trumbull County prosecutor urged it. Twelve jurors recommended it. Eight judges said the jury was right. A larger group of judges said that there was nothing technically wrong with the trial that they cared enough to correct. Some said it more than once. The Parole Board said he should be killed. The Governor said he should be killed. Employees of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and Elimination, carefully and deliberately murdered him.
With the utmost respect and dignity.
He committed the crime of aggravated murder. It was a terrible crime. He did it for personal reasons. It cannot be undon.
So did they all, commit the crime of aggravated murder.
All of them.
Because we collectively urged them to.
So I guess we did it, too.
It cannot be undone.
You see, in Ohio, the crime includes, as a matter of law, complicity to commit the crime. And they were all complicit.
In our names.
With our collective approval.
Feel better now?