Wednesday, March 21, 2007

BREAKING: Cindy George Conviction Overturned on Appeal

Cindy George's conviction for complicity in the murder of ex-lover Jeff Zack by other lover John Zaffino was overturned by the Ninth District Court of Appeals. Baird and Whitmore voted to overturn, Slaby dissented. As the ABJ notes, this decision holds that there was insufficient evidence at trial. Unlike an appeal in which the reviewing court finds errors at trial, the state cannot retry George if the appeal survives review by SCOhio.

Further information from the Plain Dealer.