Raymond Tibbets - OH - 02/19/2016

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State v. Tibbetts.

This cause came on for further consideration upon appellee's motion to set execution date.  Upon consideration thereof, it is ordered by the court that the motion is granted.

It is further ordered that Raymond Tibbetts's sentence be carried into execution by the warden of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, or in his absence, by the deputy warden on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in accordance with the statutes so provided.

www.supremecourt.ohio.gov
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

AnneTheBelgian

Good news ;)

I have found an article who talks about this POS :

http://enquirer.com/editions/2001/07/06/loc_ohios_top_court.html

Friday, July 06, 2001

Ohio's top court backs death sentence for killer

By Spencer Hunt

Enquirer Columbus Bureau

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Supreme Court upheld the death sentence Thursday for double-murderer Raymond Tibbetts.

Convicted of the 1997 stabbing and beating deaths of his wife and landlord in Over-the-Rhine, Mr. Tibbetts had asked the high court to declare a mistrial because he said his legal team did a poor job.

Among other things, he said his defense attorneys should have pushed a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

During oral arguments in January, attorney A. Norman Aubin said a blackout Mr. Tibbetts suffered the night of the murders, a history of psychiatric problems and Mr. Tibbetts' arrest at the psychiatric unit of St. Elizabeth Hospital would have provided strong elements for an insanity defense.

The high court's 7-0 decision found no problems with the trial or with Mr. Tibbetts' trial attorneys.

"An insanity defense required proof that Tibbetts "did not know, as a result of a severe mental disease or defect, the wrongfulness of (his) acts,'" Justice Andrew Douglas wrote for the court.

"The defense's own psychiatric expert, Dr. Glen Weaver, examined Tibbetts on three separate occasions prior to trial and believed that Tibbetts would not have qualified for the insanity plea."

With the conviction upheld, Mr. Tibbetts' case will move into federal courts for further appeals.

Death-penalty cases typically take up to 10 years or longer in state and federal courts before an execution is carried out.

Police found a grisly scene four years ago in the home Mr. Tibbetts shared with his recently married wife, Judith Sue Crawford and homeowner Fred Hicks, a retired electrician who had emphysema.

Mr. Hicks had been stabbed 12 times. Four knives were stuck in his body and others with bent blades were found on the floor.

Upstairs, Ms. Crawford had been struck several times in the head with a baseball bat. She had been stabbed 21 times and covered with a sheet.

A store security camera recorded Mr. Hicks' car leaving the house the day of the murders. Two days later, Covington police found Mr. Tibbetts in the car.




Photo : The murderer Raymond Tibbetts >:(


:( GO OHIO :(




Anne
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john

Am I alone in finding it slightly ridiculous that Ohio has to set these dates so far into the future.  I understand about Ohio only executing one person a month, but am surprised that some appeal lawyer has not challenged the setting of these dates on the basis that it is cruel and unusual punishment.  Does anyone know how it works in Ohio, are they kept on Death Watch this long?

Nikolai


Am I alone in finding it slightly ridiculous that Ohio has to set these dates so far into the future.  I understand about Ohio only executing one person a month, but am surprised that some appeal lawyer has not challenged the setting of these dates on the basis that it is cruel and unusual punishment.  Does anyone know how it works in Ohio, are they kept on Death Watch this long?


I agree it is stupid. Theyre scheduling a date so Im assuming this losers appeals have run dry, so I would think the execution should be carried out within 6 months of the final appeal at the latest. Its not like they are busy executing others every day so there is a wait. 2014? Were still months away from 2013, its silly, it almost seems incompetent. At least we know theres a much much better chance of the sentence being carried out on that date unlike in PA.

deeg

As long as Ohio continues to take out the trash, I don't give a rats ass how long in advance executions are scheduled. 

Dee
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Angelstorms OL'Man

A date is a date. If any thing it will force his hand to move things along in court or die..I hope he picks  die  my self..


Am I alone in finding it slightly ridiculous that Ohio has to set these dates so far into the future.  I understand about Ohio only executing one person a month, but am surprised that some appeal lawyer has not challenged the setting of these dates on the basis that it is cruel and unusual punishment.  Does anyone know how it works in Ohio, are they kept on Death Watch this long?
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fangtasia0413

As much as I bitch and moan about my home state of PA not executing anybody, at least here, life really does mean life.  Unless you are found innocent or re-sentenced to 3rd degree murder or manslaughter you are guaranteed to leave prison in a body bag even if your sentence is commuted.  Both 1st and 2nd degree murder have a mandatory LWOP sentence.  Other states that have the DP and use it as frequently as us (I'm looking at you, Washington and Oregon, kirshkorn and Wildcat am I right?) give a max of 20 or 30 years for non-capital first degree murder, so I won't be hoppin' mad if PA loses the DP.  Now if the whole Nation does, then I will be spitting nails with the rest of yinz, cause you know the PTO Anti's will get rid of LWOP too.

Btw, are there any states left that do not offer LWOP as a sentencing option, whether or not they have the DP.  Now that would be a total fucking nightmare, pardon my French, to have no death penalty and no LWOP.  Sounds like a state full of Kenneth McDuff's and Coral Eugene Watts's.
I'm a Bill Maher style liberal.  I believe in the death penalty for those who really deserve it, assisted suicide, pro choice, and the legalization of certain drugs.

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time2prtee

New Date 2/19/16

^On January 30, 2015, the Ohio State Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections announced that it would postpone all of the six executions scheduled in 2015 to that point. All of these executions would be scheduled in 2016 to allow time for the state to obtain new drugs for lethal injections. The new drugs that Ohio announced it would be trying to obtain were sodium thiopental and pentobarbital.

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/upcoming-executions#stays2015
"Indeed, the decision that capital punishment may be the appropriate sanction in extreme cases is an expression of the community's belief that certain crimes are themselves so grievous an affront to humanity that the only adequate response may be the penalty of death."  SCOTUS

Peace and Comfort to all Victims and Families

Amanda

Juror reaches out to Gov. Kasich to spare life of convicted killer

http://wksu.org/post/juror-reaches-out-gov-kasich-spare-life-convicted-killer#stream/0

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

A juror who recommended death for a Cincinnati killer who's set for execution next week now says he'd like the governor to spare that condemned man's life.
Ross Geiger of Loveland in southwest Ohio has only been on one jury - the August 1998 trial in Hamilton County of Raymond Tibbetts, accused of beating his wife Judith with a baseball bat and then repeatedly stabbing her and their landlord Fred Hicks in their Cincinnati apartment the year before.  "I would not wish for anybody to have to sit on a capital murder case and review all the horrific evidence and just hear the testimony about family members being brutally taken away from them."
Geiger says there was never a doubt that Tibbetts was guilty. And as a member of the jury, Geiger did recommend death for Tibbetts. "I don't have any particular regret about the decision I made at the time. My concern, and the reason I wrote the letter to the governor, is because after the fact and many years after the fact, there's information that was available but not presented to the jury in the sentencing phase."

To read more, go to the above link.

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Other info pertaining to this case: The Ohio Board of Pardons and Paroles ruled against clemency in March 2017. Governor Kasich is said to be reviewing Tibbetts' case.

Amanda

Raymond Tibbetts - execution scheduled for Feb. 13 pushed back to Oct. 17, 2018.

Ohio governor delays killer's execution over juror concerns

https://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/ohio-governor-delays-killers-execution-over-juror-concerns

Thurs. Feb. 8, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Thursday delayed the execution of a killer set to die next week, citing a letter he received from a juror who asked that the inmate be spared. The Republican Kasich issued a reprieve for Raymond Tibbetts that pushed his Feb. 13 execution forward to mid-October. [Oct. 17, actually]

Kasich wants the Ohio Parole Board to consider a letter written by ex-juror Ross Geiger, who has said jurors weren't given enough information about Tibbetts' tough childhood. The parole board voted 11-1 last year against mercy for Tibbetts.

In the Jan. 30 letter, Geiger said he believes he and other jurors were misled about the "truly terrible conditions" of Tibbetts' upbringing.

"After reviewing the material, from the perspective of an original juror, I have deep concerns about the trial and the way it transpired," Geiger wrote in a letter to the governor. "This is why I am asking you to be merciful."

Geiger, of suburban Cincinnati, said he was relieved the governor paid attention to such an important issue.

Since "the issue was important enough for me to send a letter, then it has to be important enough for me to follow through with the parole board if they ask," Geiger told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Tibbetts, 60, was sentenced to die for stabbing Fred Hicks to death at Hicks' home in 1997. Tibbetts also received life imprisonment for fatally beating and stabbing his wife, 42-year-old Judith Crawford, during an argument that same day over Tibbetts' crack cocaine habit. The 67-year-old Hicks had hired Crawford as a caretaker and allowed the couple to stay with him.

Hamilton County prosecutors have argued that Tibbetts' background doesn't outweigh his crimes. That includes stabbing Crawford after he'd already beaten her to death, then repeatedly stabbing Hicks, a "sick, defenseless, hearing-impaired man in whose home Tibbetts lived," they told the parole board.

"In nearly every case this board reviews, inmates assert that their poor childhoods, drugs, or some other reason mitigate their actions," Ron Springman, an assistant Hamilton County prosecutor, told the board in a 2017 filing. "The mitigation in this case does not overcome the brutality of these murders."

Jurors heard "mostly anecdotal stories" from a psychiatrist called on Tibbetts' behalf about his troubled childhood and poor foster care, Geiger told Kasich. Geiger said he was shocked last month reading testimony presented at Tibbetts' clemency hearing about the conditions Tibbetts and his siblings lived through in foster care.

At night, Tibbetts and his brothers were tied to a single bed at the foster home, weren't fed properly, were thrown down stairs, had their fingers beaten with spatulas and were burned on heating registers, according to Tibbetts' application for mercy last year.

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Sigh. Another day, another delay granted to an inmate with a scheduled execution. Guess it's time to edit the title of this topic - again. :-\

deeg

I call BS on this.  Prior to trial and opening/closing arguments, both sides provide the judge a synopsis of evidence.  The judge decides what is germane and probative.  Not everything that the prosecutor or defense wants gets into the trial.  Jurors should not be able to second guess what was left out - only can base their decision on what is presented. 
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Grinning Grim Reaper

Kasich is a big pussy.  Can you imagine the pardons granted if he had become president?

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