August 28, 2014

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Man takes plea deal in March 2011 slaying

ELYRIA — One of four men accused in the March 2011 shooting death of Jason Smith of Lorain after a botched robbery pleaded guilty Thursday to reduced charges in exchange for his promise to cooperate with prosecutors. Aaron Rodriguez, 21, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter with a firearm specification that carries Read More…

Condemned man: Cops botched case

ELYRIA — Attorneys for Stanley Jalowiec, who is awaiting execution for the 1994 slaying of police informant Ronald Lally, contend that police and prosecutorial misconduct put an innocent man on death row and asked Thursday for the convicted killer to receive a new trial. The massive court filing not only renews old allegations that authorities Read More…