Ohio Judge Overturns Jury’s Death Penalty Decision

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Judge Joan Synenberg in Cleveland became the first local jurist in three decades to reject a jury's death penalty recommendation when she sent the man who killed three people at a barbershop to prison for life, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Synenberg said evidence of the 21-year-old Douglas Shine Jr.'s "transient, non-nurturing and violent childhood," which was filled with abuse . . .

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