COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday set execution dates for two condemned killers as the state accelerates its death penalty cases.
The court set a July 14 execution date for John Fautenberry, sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of Joseph Daron at a highway restaurant in Hamilton County during a 1991 multistate killing spree.
Fautenberry, 45, was convicted of the stabbing death of an Alaska miner and the slaying of a New Jersey truck driver, and was linked to the deaths of two people in Oregon. He received a 99-year-sentence in the Alaska case and a life sentence in the New Jersey murder. Oregon did not charge him in the Portland-area killings because authorities there decided to let Ohio prosecutors take the lead.
The court set an Aug. 18 execution date for Jason Getsy, given the death penalty in the 1995 slaying of a woman in a murder-for-hire scheme in Trumbull County.