SUPCUS Declines To Hear Roberts' Appeal

Feb 28, 2018

Donna Roberts

The U.S. Supreme Court says it won't hear an appeal by Ohio's only female death row inmate.

73-year-old Donna Roberts of Columbus was convicted of planning her ex-husband's 2001 killing with a boyfriend in hopes of collecting insurance money. Her sentence was struck down after the Ohio Supreme Court said a prosecutor improperly helped prepare a sentencing motion in her case, and a judge failed to fully considered factors that could argue against a death sentence. The court last year again upheld the death sentence.