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Nancy Smith Clemency Report Adult Parole Authority Ohio Parole Board Members Voting Favorable Richard Cholar Jr. R.F.Rauschenberg Voting Unfavorable Cynthia Mausser, Chair Kathleen Kovach Ellen Venters Trayce Thalheimer Andre Imbrogno Marc Houk Ron E. Nelson Jr. < Previous Page

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Nancy Smith Clemency Report • The applicant needs to demonstrate the ability to maintain a crime free lifestyle for a more prolonged period of time while in the community. The four years since she has been released is not sufficient to demonstrate that she will not re-offend. Following careful examination of all the available information Read More…

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Nancy Smith Clemency Report Release Plan (if applicable): NA Post Conviction Conduct, Character and Reputation: The applicant was released in 2009 and has no new felony convictions. Community Involvement: The applicant volunteers through her church and offers assistance to the less fortunate members of society. Military Service: N/ A RESPONSE TO APPLICATION: CONCLUSION: Since the Read More…

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Nancy Smith Clemency Report Judge Burge indicated that he is ashamed of her conviction, and became very emotional during his presentation. In response to a question as to why he had not yet resentenced the applicant as ordered by the Ohio Supreme Court .two years prior, Judge Burge indicated that both defense counsel and the Read More…

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Nancy Smith Clemency Report APPLICANT’S ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT OF CLEMENCY: Ms. Smith’s counsel submitted documents in support of the application, and presented several witnesses at the clemency hearing including Judge James Burge, Dr. Maggie Bruck, former Lorain County Detective Tom Cantu, Sherry Hagerman, Courtney Smith and Debbie Smith. The following arguments, in summary were presented Read More…

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Nancy Smith Clemency Report Appeal (if any): The applicant’s convictions were affirmed during the direct appeal. In 2009, defense counsel filed a motion for resentencing in Lorain County Common Pleas Court, alleging an error or omission in the sentencing entry. The motion was assigned to Judge James Burge. On June 25, 2009, a judgment of Read More…

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Nancy Smith Clemency Report DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: 93CR044489 and 94CR045368 Facts: Nancy Smith was employed by a bus service and she was responsible for transporting children to the Head Start Program in Lorain County, Ohio. On May 26, 1993, a five year old male victim came forward and disclosed he had been molested by Read More…