Ohio Supreme Court Refuses to Reconsider Smith-Allen Decision

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]


This is not a setback — this was the result expected by all parties. No one seriously thought the high court would reverse itself. But the motion for reconsideration bought some time.

Smith’s attorney (with assistance from the Ohio Innocence Project) evidently has a new-trial motion to file at the resentencing hearing. Joseph’s attorney has not indicated his plans.
I suspect that the prosecutors would just like to see the case go away at this point. I think justice will eventually prevail.