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Vinton County, Ohio / Death Penalty Case #708603

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 22, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The dilemma for common pleas Judge Jeffrey Simmons††, who ruled that prosecutors in McArthur,† Ohio, could not seek the death penalty in the Gregory McKnight murder case because the county could not pay its share of the legal costs, examined; details given of the two murders McKnight is accused of. [Vinton County board of commissioners president Michael BLEDSOE†- talks about the county.] [Ohio attorney general spokesman Joe CASE†- comments on the legal ruling.] [County prosecutor Timothy GLEASON†- calls this an horrendous case.] [McKnight attorney Robert TOY†- defends the judge's decision to reveal the financial problems.] [In court, McKnight attorney Robert MILLER†- comments.] Statement about the legal case from murder victim Emily Murray's mother Cynthia Murray† quoted.

Brown, Aaron

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