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Shawn Grate - Ohio serial killer *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by noZme, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Shawn Grate's attorneys withdraw insanity plea

    Attorneys for accused serial killer Shawn Grate are halting their efforts to have him ruled not guilty by reason of insanity.

    During a brief hearing Friday morning in Ashland County Common Pleas Court, Grate’s attorney Robert Whitney told Judge Ron Forsthoefel that Grate had agreed to his attorneys’ recommendation to withdraw their written motion to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.


    Grate was previously found competent to stand trial, meaning he was able to participate in his own defense and understood the charges.

    The next step was to determine Grate's sanity at the time of the crimes. A doctor from the Mansfield Forensic Diagnostic Center said that accused serial killer Shawn Grate was sane at the time he allegedly committed two murders.

    http://www.richlandsource.com/ashla...cle_a3fd8f4c-1bab-11e7-96da-53a4563772d1.html
     
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  3. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    Just a thought on the 'cheese' incident... why would he write that on a window.. ? My first thought was, he'd been taking pictures .. 'say cheese!' .. and that was his sick way of hinting to the woman that she was being watched.
     
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  4. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Ewwwwww.....creepy....
     
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  5. Kimster

    Kimster Administrator Staff Member

    Oh my gosh, I'm afraid you might be right. :barf:
     
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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Trial of accused serial killer Shawn Grate delayed until next year

    Suspected serial killer Shawn Grate will have to wait until next year for his day in court.

    Grate's trial was moved from Nov. 6 to April 9 on Monday. Ashland County Common Pleas Judge Ron Forsthoefel granted a defense motion to continue the trial to give two expert witnesses more time to prepare.

    Prosecutor Chris Tunnell did not object to the motion from Robert and Rolf Whitney.

    "To not grant it would create a review situation at some appellate level," he said, "and we'd be back here doing it all over again."

    Grate, 41, is charged with 23 counts. Those include aggravated murder in connection with the deaths of two women. If convicted, he could get the death penalty.

    http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/ohio...shawn-grate-delayed-until-next-year/468680620
     
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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Suspected serial killer Grate appears for hearing ahead of April 9 trial

    The trial of suspected serial killer Shawn Grate is getting close.

    His trial is set to begin April 9 before Ashland County Common Pleas Judge Ron Forsthoefel. He has been in jail for more than 17 months.

    Grate, 41, is charged with 23 counts. Those include aggravated murder in connection with the deaths of two women. If convicted, he could get the death penalty.

    Sporting a beard, Grate appeared by video from the jail for his final pretrial Monday afternoon.

    https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.co...ppears-hearing-ahead-april-9-trial/372438002/
     
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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Jury selection starts Monday!

    Families hope for justice in Shawn Grate trial as jury selection begins April 9

    The trial for suspected serial killer Shawn Grate is scheduled to start Monday morning in Ashland County Common Pleas Court.

    Grate is facing 23 charges, including aggravated murder, for the strangulation deaths of Liz Griffith and Stacey Hicks. Both women were found with clothing wrapped around their necks.

    Investigators have said Grate confessed to killing three other women: Rebekah Leicy, Candice Cunningham and an unidentified woman whose remains were found in 2007 in Marion County.

    Grate has not been charged with those three killings, but the investigations continue.

    Opening statements in the Ashland County trial are scheduled for April 23.

    https://www.news5cleveland.com/news...awn-grate-trial-jury-selection-begins-april-9
     
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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Jury begins deliberations in Shawn Grate trial

    Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell called Shawn Grate "thoughtful" and "cunning" in his closing argument Monday.

    "Everything the defendant does is premeditated," Tunnell said.

    The prosecutor delivered a two-hour closing argument to the seven-man, five-woman jury, laying out a timeline and interspersing his address with recorded police interviews with Grate.



    In a brief closing argument, defense attorney Robert Whitney said Grate cooperated with police, answering most if not all of their questions.

    https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.co...ns-deliberations-shawn-grate-trial/586783002/
     
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  10. kdg411

    kdg411 Well-Known Member

    Jury finds Shawn Grate guilty of murder, sexual assault in Ohio
    May.07.2018 / 12:50 PM ET / Updated May.07.2018 / 6:43 PM ET

    After deliberating for more than three hours, a jury found Shawn Grate guilty of two murders in Ohio and the kidnapping and sexual assault of another woman.

    Grate, 41, was charged with 23 counts, and was found guilty of murdering Elizabeth Griffith, 29, and Stacey Stanley, 43, as well as kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman who escaped his captivity and made the 911 call that led to Grate's arrest.

    Grate pleaded guilty last week to 15 of the charges, including robbery and kidnapping, but left the remaining eight counts up to the jury.

    [...]

    As the verdict was delivered, Grate showed few signs of emotion, only occasionally hanging his head.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ohio-serial-killer-case-sent-jury-death-two-women-n872001
     
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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Richland County to pursue case against suspected serial killer Shawn Grate

    Richland County Prosecutor Gary Bishop said Monday he plans to pursue a case against Shawn Grate.

    "We've been following the Ashland trial," Bishop said. "We had an agreement with Mr. (Chris) Tunnell that we would hold off on our case until he finished his case. Now that the case is concluded, we're going to look at going forward with our case."

    In Richland County, Grate is a suspect in the deaths of two other women.

    https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.co...ty-pursue-case-against-shawn-grate/628442002/
     
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  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Ashland serial killer Shawn Grate sentenced to death

    A man convicted of strangling two women and suspected in two more deaths has been sentenced to death.

    An Ashland County judge announced Friday that 41-year-old Shawn Grate will face execution for killing 43-year-old Stacey Stanley and 29-year-old Elizabeth Griffith in 2016. He ordered that the execution take place Sept. 13, the two-year anniversary of when Grate was discovered.

    http://fox8.com/2018/06/01/judge-to-say-whether-shawn-grate-gets-death-penalty-for-strangling-2/
     
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  15. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    :good:
     
  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Convicted murderer Shawn Grate pleads not guilty to Richland County charges

    Exactly two years after his arrest, suspected serial killer Shawn Grate entered a not guilty plea Thursday to 14 charges relating to the deaths of two women in Richland County.

    Defense attorney Jeff Uhrich entered the not guilty plea on behalf of Grate, who appeared at the arraignment Thursday via video conference.

    The charges include three counts of aggravated murder, one count of murder, two counts of aggravated arson, three counts of kidnapping, three counts of tampering with evidence and two counts of gross abuse of a corpse. Grate was served a copy of the indictment Wednesday.

    https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.co...leads-not-guilty-richland-charges/1291554002/
     

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