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Condemned Ohio killer wants execution delayed

Published: Fri, October 26, 2012 @ 1:40 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio continues to deviate from its written execution policies in violation of a judge’s strict order to follow its own rules, according to attorneys for a condemned Ohio inmate who have asked that next month’s execution be delayed.

Lawyers for Brett Hartman did not give examples of the problems but asked federal judge Gregory Frost to have a hearing where they can present evidence.

The unspecified problems came during the April 18 execution of Mark Wiles of Portage County and the Sept. 20 execution of Donald Palmer of Belmont County, Hartman’s attorneys said in a court filing late Thursday. They said the problems show that Hartman and other inmates won’t be treated with equal protection under the law.

The attorneys said state officials, by not following their protocols, “will treat each of these inmates — including Hartman — differently than other condemned inmates in administering an execution,” Hartman’s attorneys said.

Hartman is scheduled to die Nov. 13 for the Sept. 9, 1997, slaying of 46-year-old Winda Snipes of Akron.


1NoBS(2845 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Sorry, Brett. You did the crime, now it's your time. Sayonara, Motha-*****!

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2LtMacGowan(715 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Stop State Sanctioned Murder.
Murdering him in the name of the state makes us all as guilty as him.

and since I'm positive there will be responses to this. Id just like to ask why you are all so silent on articles about people who were found innocent on death row and released? Your "zeal" would have and probably already has blood on your hands.

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3Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

""Hartman tied Ms. Snipes to her bed with a pair of pantyhose, stabbed her 138 times, slit her throat and cut off her hands, which were never found. Police arrested Hartman after he made several anonymous 911 calls to police, admitting that he was in the apartment and revealing the exact location of Ms. Snipes' body in her apartment. Hartman admitted to a fellow inmate that he murdered Ms. Snipes and cut off her hands to eliminate evidence. DNA testing, conducted during federal appeals in 2003, identified Hartman as the source of semen found in Ms. Snipes' vagina and rectum.""

Sure, he deserves to live. Winda Snipes was only brutally murdered by this deranged useless DNA. But hey, the bleeding hearts feel he can still carry on in life and the hell with Windy Snipes. Pitiful society we live in. Get his veins ready!


Clear cut cases, put them six feet under where they belong. And it's a shame they can't be treated the same way as there INNOCENT victims.

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4Bplus(103 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

rape him first, then kill him.

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5LtMacGowan(715 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

If you read my argument carefully I never said I didn't think Hartman was a disgusting waste of life, I just don't believe that you punish murder by committing another murder. Also I believe Hartman will suffer more by having to live with what he did. Locked up in a little cage for the rest of his life.

What percentage of innocent people are you willing to tolerate being wrongfully executed? 1 in 100? 1 in 1000? The only way to be sure is to end execution. Anyone here familiar with Blackstone's formulation? "better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer" - Commentaries on the Laws of England 1760.

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6Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

So lets live in a society where we can KILL whoever we want and the only drawback is to have 3 meals, rec time, place to sleep, watch cable TV, play cards, etc. The hell with the INNOCENT victims and there families. They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. No pity on them for getting MURDERED by someone. Let the INNOCENT victims families live without there loved ones, they don't need justice. We might as well just not even put them on Death Row, just let them roam the planet and do what they want. You want something they have KILL them, they'll be senselessly murdered but you'll keep on enjoying life. Is society that pitiful that you bleeding hearts have to stick up for these cold hearted useless murderers. I pray they don't get someone you love or your family. They'll be laughing in prison and you'll be grieving. Would you think differently then?


""Unfortunately , its exceedingly hard to determine which cases are "clear cut""""

James Holmes? You think he's innocent. Clear case to me. Course you must think he's innocent.

Binh Thai Luc? Innocent?

Austin R. Sigg?? Innocent?

Nidal Malik Hasan?? Innocent?

Christopher Husbands?? Innocent??

This is just a quick search. These ARE clear cut cases! Unless your living under a rock!!

by Dudley Sharp

A thorough review finds that death penalty opponents have lied, extensively, regarding the numbers of innocents sentenced to death, that such risk is extraordinarily low and that the cessation of executions will put many more innocents at risk.


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7southsidedave(5199 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Oh by all means, we must protest Hartman's rights....dirtbag!

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8LtMacGowan(715 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Funny I was brought up to believe that in America we protected the rights of everyone.

Even murderers have the right to a fair trial, legal representation, and for almost a decade the right not to be murdered by the state before the SCOTUS reversed itself.

Hows that saying go.. its more for freedom of speech but it can be applied to this situation.

At first they came for the homosexuals and I didn't speak up because I wasn't gay

Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I wasn't jewish

Then they came for the muslims and I didn't speak up because I wasn't muslim.

Then finally they came for me and there was nobody left to speak up for my rights.

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9AnotherAverageCitizen(1194 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

To Brian Hartman.

Wanda Snipes wasnt ready to die either. You should have tought about her rights in 1997.

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10WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago


Read the Constitution much? "...endowed by their Creator..." Tell me where an atheist garners their Rights.

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