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Convicted Killer Appeals, Says SUPCO Justice DeWine Should Have Recused Himself

Sep 23, 2018

Richard Beasley
Credit drc.ohio.gov

The Ohio man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake online job offers has appealed his death penalty conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Richard Beasley's latest appeal argues Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick DeWine should have recused himself because he's the son of state Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine. The Ohio Attorney General's Office argued the case before the state Supreme Court, which upheld Beasley's death sentence February 9. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether it will consider Beasley's appeal. Beasley had previously challenged the sentence because he said there were multiple trial errors. He was convicted of posting bogus job offers to rob and murder three men in 2011.