Judge To Determine Whether Ohio Man Gets Death Penalty For Strangling Two

In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Shawn Grate, center left, listens to his attorneys Robert Whitney, left, and Rolf Whitney during a trial in Ashland, Ohio. Grate, convicted of strangling two women and suspected in two more deaths, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, June 1, after an Ohio jury recommended that he get the death penalty. (Tom E. Puskar/The Times Gazette via AP, File)


ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of strangling two women and suspected in two more deaths is scheduled to be sentenced after an Ohio jury recommended that he get the death penalty.

An Ashland County judge on Friday is expected to announce whether 41-year-old Shawn Grate will face execution or life in prison for killing 43-year-old Stacey Stanley and 29-year-old Elizabeth Griffith in 2016.

Their bodies were found in an Ashland home after a third woman called 911 and said she was being held captive. Jurors convicted Grate on aggravated murder and kidnapping charges.

Defense attorneys and prosecutors weren’t allowed to comment on the jury’s sentencing recommendation because of a gag order.

The Richland County prosecutor has said he will pursue charges against Grate in the slayings of two more women.


 

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