Ohio Court Sets Two Additional Execution Dates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Supreme Court has set execution dates for two more condemned killers as the state picks up the pace of its capital punishment cases.

The court on Wednesday set a July 14 execution date for John Fautenberry, convicted of murdering a hitchhiker in Hamilton County in 1991 during a multistate killing spree.

The court also set an Aug. 18 execution date for Jason Getsy, sentenced to death for fatally shooting a woman in a murder-for-hire scheme in Trumbull County in 1995.

Another death row inmate, Daniel Wilson of Elyria near Cleveland, is scheduled to die June 3 for kidnapping a female friend, locking her in the trunk of his car and burning her alive in 1991.

Two other requests for executions are pending before the State Supreme Court.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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