Judge Dismisses Murder Case of Three East Cleveland Men Convicted 20 Years Ago
Plain Dealer
August 15, 2016

“A judge will not hold another trial for three East Cleveland men who spent two decades in prison.

“Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge Nancy Margaret Russo dismissed a 1996 murder case Monday against Eugene Johnson, Derrick Wheatt and Laurese Glover.

“The case was scheduled to go to trial Monday, but Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty asked Russo to dismiss the case after the 8th District Court of Appeals upheld Russo’s 2015 decision to overturn the convictions.”

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