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Old 09-27-2016, 04:57 PM
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http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/cases/2...p#.V-l8LYgrLZ4

A Cuyahoga County man is entitled to a shorter potential prison sentence for rape and kidnapping because he should have been sentenced under the law in effect at the time he was convicted not when the crime occurred, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

2015-0473. State v. Thomas, Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5567.

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Horrible decision...one should never derive a benefit from avoidance of prosecution for a prolonged period of time. There is a reason Legislatures typically write revisions of Code in a prospective manner. The Court just told victims of cold cases that they don't matter...

To the extent possible, this decision also likely means that he will do every bit of the time in which a discretionary release COULD have occurred. If I am a victim, I am showing up at every single review for a discretionary release.
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