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SUPCUS Declines To Hear Roberts' Appeal

Feb 28, 2018

Donna Roberts
Credit drc.ohio.gov

The U.S. Supreme Court says it won't hear an appeal by Ohio's only female death row inmate.

73-year-old Donna Roberts of Columbus was convicted of planning her ex-husband's 2001 killing with a boyfriend in hopes of collecting insurance money. Her sentence was struck down after the Ohio Supreme Court said a prosecutor improperly helped prepare a sentencing motion in her case, and a judge failed to fully considered factors that could argue against a death sentence. The court last year again upheld the death sentence.