Weathersfield killers due for parole hearing

Staff report


Less than two years after the Ohio Parole Board ruled that two Weathersfield Township killers should stay in prison, the men are eligible for another parole hearing.

Mark Badilo and Jeff McClure, convicted of killing Badilo’s brother, Tim Badilo, on Feb. 24, 1988, will have parole hearings in January.

Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins again is urging that Badilo and McClure stay in prison.

“Their guilt, in my opinion, was proved beyond all doubt, and their state of mind at the time of the murder established that the crime was committed with premeditation and evinced malice and cruelty,” Watkins wrote in a recent letter to the parole board.

Badilo and McClure, who are both 44, have each spent 21 years and three months in prison on sentences of 15 years to life.

Badilo and McClure were both 19 at the time they killed Tim Badilo, 23, of DeForest Road.

Mark Badilo said the reason for the murder was that the elder Badilo had squandered money from the janitorial business they were running, and the younger Badilo wanted his brother out of the way so he could take over the business.

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