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Court upholds death penalty for Ohio man who killed his 2 young children, mother-in-law
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:42 AM EDT
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who stabbed his young children to death and fatally shot his former mother-in-law in 2009.
Mammone also argued that publicity ruined his chances for a fair trial in Canton and that two jurors who said they supported the death penalty should have been removed.
Two months after his wife divorced him, Mammone stabbed his 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son to death as they were strapped in their car seats in Canton in northeastern Ohio. He then went to the home of his ex-wife's mother, whom he severely beat and shot twice.