Ohio Justices Won't Halt Double Killer's Execution

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Youngstown, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Supreme Court has refused to delay Thursday's execution of a man who bragged that he would mimic a Hollywood movie by killing two shopkeepers.

The justices refused Monday to delay the execution of 37-year-old Mark Aaron Brown in the 1994 slayings in Youngstown.

Prosecutors and police say Brown bragged he was going to commit a so-called "Menace II Society," a movie that begins with the killings of two shopkeepers.

The defense says the "Menace II Society" claim came from a witness who wasn't credible.

Prosecutors asked to show the movie for the trial jury, but the judge refused.

Still, jurors learned about the "Menace II Society" connection from police testimony.

The state parole board has recommended against clemency.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by me on Feb 3, 2010 at 05:53 AM
    really . execute the scum bag. at least this time a liberal judge did not get a hold of the case, now lets hope we dont pay to keep him in jail for years before they get rid of him.
  • by Kelly Location: Parkersburg on Feb 2, 2010 at 05:29 AM
    that is dumb that someone would think a movie such as that is real..this guy must really be messed up in the head to do something like that.those poor people didnt do anything..i totally agree with the execution
  • by Roger Location: Williamstown on Feb 1, 2010 at 06:31 PM
    Two people were killed. Two shop keepers making an honest living. Jury said he was guilty. Judge sentenced him to death. Ohio Supreme Court refused to delay execution. What are we waiting on? Make an example of him in hopes of preventing like-minded criminals from killing. Execute him.
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