Ohio man on death row for 2 killings faces trial for 2 more

December 31, 2018

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man sentenced to death for kidnapping and killing two women is set to face trial in March for the slayings of two others.

Court records show Shawn Grate’s trial in Richland County has been scheduled for March 4.

The 42-year-old Grate has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder.

Authorities say Grate confessed to killing Candice Cunningham at a vacant Richland County home near where she was found in a ravine. Grate also was linked to the 2015 slaying of Rebekah Leicy, who was found in Ashland County.

Richland County’s prosecutor pursued charges in those cases.

Grate received a death sentence in June for killing two women in 2016. They were found beneath piles of clothes in an Ashland home where Grate was squatting.


Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com

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