Ohio Innocence Project says man isn't...

Ohio Innocence Project says man isn't killer of 3

There are 49 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 30, 2009, titled Ohio Innocence Project says man isn't killer of 3. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

An organization devoted to freeing innocent inmates has gone to bat for a condemned Ohio killer, a rare move for a group better known for using DNA evidence to challenge convictions in non-death-penalty cases.

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Thinker

United States

#1 Jun 30, 2009
I thought the Ohio Innocence project just delt in cases with DNA evidence.
Kill em all

Grove City, OH

#3 Jun 30, 2009
Let all these murderers die. I don't know why we waste our money on a trial. Once you are arrested, you should have to prove you are innocent within 24 hours or else you will be hung in public.
BOBB

Grove City, OH

#4 Jun 30, 2009
This guys problem , like so many others , are the public pretenders. oops defenders.He may or may not be guilty, but thier's no excuse for the detective commiting perjury. And no excuse for the public defender not to demand " Amy Gimmets" appear in court.Crooked cops ,lawers espeacialy judges are the only reason I'm against the death penalty.
Bodie

Columbus, OH

#6 Jun 30, 2009
Sounds like it's worth a look and if it turns out then that he is the shooter he should still get the needle. Sounds like he was there which makes him just as guilty.
BOBB

Grove City, OH

#8 Jun 30, 2009
Bodie wrote:
Sounds like it's worth a look and if it turns out then that he is the shooter he should still get the needle. Sounds like he was there which makes him just as guilty.
So ,it's ok for the cop to lie and the prosecutor to go along with it? Do you want to go against these two with your life on the line? Maybe the cop just knows you did it ,but doesn't have any evidence?
BOBB

Grove City, OH

#9 Jun 30, 2009
Bodie wrote:
Sounds like it's worth a look and if it turns out then that he is the shooter he should still get the needle. Sounds like he was there which makes him just as guilty.
Sorry Bodie I clicked on the wrong comment. Didn't mean you.
BOBB

Grove City, OH

#12 Jun 30, 2009
The Swinging Light wrote:
<quoted text>I wanted Commander Gray to polygraph Det Mike McCall and five days later McCann retired. Smells!!! McCann was a Liar like you! We know more on you now. Also, we know some one that saw you in Ledo's. Matthew Osowski, Ohio Equities is a serial K
What the h... are you babling about?
If you dont like it

Columbus, OH

#13 Jun 30, 2009
Kill em all wrote:
Let all these murderers die. I don't know why we waste our money on a trial. Once you are arrested, you should have to prove you are innocent within 24 hours or else you will be hung in public.
Ahhh.... you do...in places like China, North Korea, Iran, any place in Africa. Our system may greatly suck at times, but it is a heck of a lot better than alternative ones. And I am proud to 1) work in it and 2) defend the document which set it up.
BOBB

Grove City, OH

#14 Jun 30, 2009
If you dont like it wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahhh.... you do...in places like China, North Korea, Iran, any place in Africa. Our system may greatly suck at times, but it is a heck of a lot better than alternative ones. And I am proud to 1) work in it and 2) defend the document which set it up.
I don't want anyone to think I was calling all police lawers and judges corrupt .The vast majority are honest honorable men and women.And I Still trust the system,as long as I have good lawyer.
Bodie

Columbus, OH

#15 Jun 30, 2009
I know there is a guy in prison for life and the Detective perjured (lied) on the stand and the guy was convicted based mostly on the lie. I do not feel all officers would lie but know a few that have to further their careers even lying on other officers. But it's like that in all careers now isn't it.
Thinking

Columbus, OH

#16 Jun 30, 2009
Thinker wrote:
I thought the Ohio Innocence project just delt in cases with DNA evidence.
The Ohio Innocence Project does just deal in cases with DNA evidence. The fact this case has no DNA evidence and the Ohio Innocence Project still picked it up shows the new evidence found must really point towards his innocence or they wouldn't have even touched it. No matter what, whether you believe in the death penalty or not, a man should never be executed if his guilt is questionable because it could lead to an innocent life being taken and obviously Keith's guilt is questionable from what I read in the article, so the man should get a new trial.
Garp

Columbus, OH

#18 Jun 30, 2009
The Swinging Light wrote:
<quoted text>Homicide cops are the criminals. It was Det Mike McCann who hired someone to beat up Crimestoppers Kevin Miles and blame Joe Mammana. Actually Miles deserved to be beat up because he and his atty suppressed calls in court pointing the finger to Matthew Osowski, Schott Rd, Ohio Equities who really killed Julie Popovich. And no Matt, we don't care to hear what your multiple user names have to say. Shut Up!
Might want to be sure because if you are not, you are slandering these people in a public forum. The inter-web is not as anonymous as you think. If I were these people and I were innocent, I would sue you tomorrow. Wouldn't be that hard to track you down, Swinging Light.
BOBB

Grove City, OH

#20 Jun 30, 2009
The Swinging Light wrote:
<quoted text>Homicide cops are the criminals. It was Det Mike McCann who hired someone to beat up Crimestoppers Kevin Miles and blame Joe Mammana. Actually Miles deserved to be beat up because he and his atty suppressed calls in court pointing the finger to Matthew Osowski, Schott Rd, Ohio Equities who really killed Julie Popovich. And no Matt, we don't care to hear what your multiple user names have to say. Shut Up!
What does that have to do with the subject? YOU don't tell me to do anything . This isn't Russia commrad.
kwerner

Cincinnati, OH

#22 Jun 30, 2009
This is a good example of the huge problems with capital punishment. The man deserves a new trial and if/when proven innocent an big fat apology from the State of Ohio.
Dale Johnston

Columbus, OH

#23 Jun 30, 2009
Don't try to tell me innocent men are not convicted and sentenced to death. In 1982 my daughter and her boyfriend was shot and killed. In 1984, I was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. After seven years behind bars, five of them on death row, the appeals court reversed my conviction and the Ohio Supreme Court upheld that decision. Now 27plus years, Chester McNight confessed to killing my daughter. Mr. McKnight and Linscott were known to the authorities at the time. Several people went to the police, to the sheriff, and other law officials telling them this person was responsible for my daughter's death, but the sheriff dismissed this by saying he was just a local drugged up crazy.My life, and my family's life was destroyed because of police misconduct. Now, it appears that this has happened to kevin Keith. Give him his day in court to present this newly discovered evidence. I know some law officers do lie, do present false evidence. I sat in the court and listened to one witness after another tell what I knew to be a flat out lie. I paid a horrible price fot those lies. Now, Kevin Keith may pay with his life over police misconduct. The system is only as good as those to whom it has been given to administer. Some should not be given this authority. They make the honest, ethical law officers look bad.
rocketraveller

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#24 Jun 30, 2009
Good thing Ted is not handling this case. He would screw it up like the budget....
Rachel Davies

United States

#27 Jul 1, 2009
Apalling! There is a terrible flaw in our death penalty system if we would risk even the slight chance of executing an innocent man!
Kira

Cincinnati, OH

#30 Jul 1, 2009
If it is not 100% certain that this man is the killer then it would be a horrible tragedy to execute him. This is proof that the justice system can be flawed when it comes to executions and needs to be looked into. How can we put someone to death if there is even a fraction of a chance he could be innocent? That would make us as guilty as anyone else committing a crime. You can't say "well, he most likely did it." That is not okay.
BoBB

Grove City, OH

#34 Jul 1, 2009
The Swinging Light wrote:
<quoted text>Matthew Osowski is a Serial Killer. LMAO
Whittier, now you've changed cities.But everyones on to your many names and now you change cities to hide ,but your message is always the same and gives you away.
kirk

Cleveland, GA

#36 Jul 1, 2009
i lived in bucyrus for 36 years and i know how all the officers are in that town.. kevin keith has always been innocent and always will be. i just hope he can get out

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