Multistate Killer Seeks Delay Of Ohio Execution

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cincinnati (AP) -- The lawyer for a multistate killer is filing another appeal seeking to delay his tuesday execution in Ohio to allow time for a psychiatric examination.

Attorney Dennis Sipe says John Fautenberry suffers from a mental illness that would preclude his execution.

He says the filing with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be completed Monday.

The Cincinnati-based appeals court refused to overturn a U.S. District Court's previous ruling on Friday.

Sipe immediately filed a motion for the district court to reconsider, and Judge James Graham in Columbus again rejected the argument on Saturday.

Fautenberry is sentenced to die by lethal injection for the Cincinnati-area murder of 46-year-old Joseph Daron Jr. of Milford in 1991.

He also confessed to killing four other people in three other states.

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

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  • by Ohio Citizen Location: Southeast on Jul 14, 2009 at 04:30 AM
    This is a real shame! If you take someone's life or hurt a child and admit it. There should be no appeal process. Of course he's a nut case, he did it. What's wrong with our system?
  • by ben Location: sside on Jul 13, 2009 at 03:35 PM
    he didnt give those victims any appeals ...i say gas him ...the sooner the better
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