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Murphy Clemency

Murphy Clemency

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DATETYPED:September21,2011DATEPUBLISHED:September23,2011
INRE:JOSEPHMURPHY,OSP#A199-042
STATEOFOHIOADULTPAROLEAUTHORITYCOLUMBUS,OHIO
DateofMeeting:September15,2011Minutesofthe
SPECIALMEETING
oftheAdultParoleAuthorityheldat770WestBroadStreet,Columbus,Ohio43222ontheabovedate.
 
JosephMurphy,A199-042DeathPenaltyClemencyReport
IN
RE:
JosephMurphy,OSP
#A199~042SUBJECT:DeathSentenceClemencyCRIME,CONVICTION:AggravatedMurderwith2deathpenaltyspecifications,AggravatedRobbery,Extortion.DATE,PLACEOFCRIME:February1,1987inMarion,OhioCOUNTY:MarionCASENUMBER:87CR36VICTIM:RuthPredmore(Age72)INDICTMENT:February11,1987:Count1,AggravatedMurderwith2deathpenaltyspecifications;Count2,AggravatedRobbery;Count3,AggravatedBurglary;Count4,Extortion.TRIAL:August28,1987:FoundguiltybyJuryasindicted.DATEOFSENTENCE:September14,1987SENTENCE:Count1:DEATHCounts2
&
3Merged:10-25yearsCount4:5-10yearsADMITTEDTOINSTITUTION:October1,1987JAILTIMECREDIT:
NI
ATIMESERVED:24yearsAGEATADMISSION:22yearsoldCURRENTAGE:46yearsoldDATEOFBIRTH:March22,1965JUDGE:HonorableWilliamWiedemannPROSECUTINGATTORNEY:ProsecutorJimSlagle2
 
JosephMurphy,A199-042DeathPenaltyClemencyReport
FOREWORD:
ClemencyinthecaseofJosephMurphy,A199-042wasinitiatedbytheOhioParoleBoard,pursuanttoSections2967.03and2967.07oftheOhioRevisedCodeandParoleBoardPolicy#105-PBD-Ol.OnSeptember6,2011,JosephMurphywasinterviewedviavideo-conferencebytheParoleBoardattheOhioStatePenitentiary.AClemencyHearingwasthenheldonSeptember15,2011witheight(8)membersoftheOhioParoleBoardparticipating.Argumentsinsupportofandinoppositiontoclemencywerethenpresented.TheParoleBoardconsideredallofthewrittensubmissions,arguments,informationdisseminatedbypresentersatthehearing,aswellasjudicialdecisionsanddeliberatedupontheproprietyofclemencyinthiscase.Witheight(8)membersparticipating,theBoardvotedeight(8)tozero(0)toprovideafavorablerecommendationforclemencyintheformofacommutationtoasentenceofLifewithoutthePossibilityofParoletotheHonorableJohnR.Kasich,GovernoroftheStateofOhio.
DETAILSOFTHEINSTANTOFFENSE(87CR36):
ThefollowingaccountoftheinstantoffensewasobtainedfromtheOhioSupremeCourtopinion,decidedDecember30,1992:RuthPredmore,seventy-twoyearsofageandinfrailhealth,residedaloneat887DavidsStreetinMarion,Ohio.Applicant,JosephD.Murphy,residedwithhisparentsat1049DavidsStreet,wasacquaintedwithMrs.Predmoreandhadperformedyardworkforherinthepast.Mrs.Predmorewasamemberofaphilanthropicorganizationknownasthe"KingsDaughtersandSons".Sinceapproximately1983,theorganizationhadcollectedpenniestosupportitscharitableactivities.Astreasureroftheorganization,Mrs.Predmoremaintainedcustodyofthepenniesandotherfundsoftheorganization(whichexceeded$100)atherhome.ThepennieswerenotinrollsbutwereinsteadretainedloosebyMrs.Predmore.Inmid-January1987,applicanttoldhisgirlfriend,BrendaCogar,thatheintendedtowriteanotetoMrs.Predmoredemandingmoneyandthreateningherwithdeathifshedidnotcomply.OnJanuary27,1987,Mrs.PredmorevisitedaLawson'sstoreinherneighborhoodneartheintersectionofDavidsStreetandBellefontaineAvenue.Whileatthestore,shetalkedtoJaniceColby,asalesclerk,anddisplayedtoheranotewhichshehadreceived.Thenotestatedasfollows:"Youdonthavenophone.Iwantyourmoney.putitinabagandputitinyouryardori'llkillyoutonite."Nomoney
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