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kohandout.jpgSF Area Murder Suspects Arrested in Seattle:  KCBS reports that the King County Sheriff has arrested two suspects driving the car of Susie Ko.  The 55-year-old retired school teacher and mother of four was stabbed to death in her home in Hercules, in the East San Francisco Bay Area.  The male suspect escaped from jail in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, where he was being held in connection with the shooting of an LA County Sheriff's deputy.

OH Death Row Inmate Will Plead for Clemency Third Time:
Associated Press Legal Affairs Writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins reports Ohio death row inmate Brett Hartman sought clemency from the state Parole Board for the third time Wednesday. Hartman was convicted of murdering a woman in 1997. The victim was beaten, strangled, stabbed 138 times, had her throat slit and her hands cut off. Both of Hartman's previous requests for clemency were unanimously denied. The Board is set to rule on Oct. 18.

TX Murderer, Assaults Officers: Jim Douglas and Matt Goodman of WFAA News report that Steven Lawayne Nelson may receive a death sentence following his conviction last Monday of murdering a pastor in Texas. In March of 2011, Nelson forced the pastor and his secretary to tie each other up. He then suffocated the pastor and broke the secretary's jaw.  He then stole credit cards from both victims and the fled in pastor's a car. Nelson's prior record includes a conviction at age 14 for the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, trespassing, and burglary. Nelson is also suspected of strangling a fellow inmate, and has been charged with assaulting a jailer in 2011. 


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\ | OH Death Row Inmate Will Plead for Clemency Third Time...Both of Hartman's previous requests for clemency were unanimously denied. | /

Somebody assist me: How-many-times is the OH Parole Board required to receive requests-for-clemency-for-the-same-case?

Short of some meaningful new evidence, could they not simply refuse to accept it under res judicata or some equivalent?

~~Adamakis

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