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Supreme Court of Ohio sets execution date for cop-killer Harry Mitts

Ohio's Supreme Court has set an execution date for Cuyahoga County cop-killer and double murderer, Harry Mitts.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason said, "Sergeant Dennis Glivar will finally receive justice when Harry Mitts is executed for committing his despicable crimes." The Supreme Court of Ohio has ordered that Mitts execution take place on September 25, 2013.

Harry Mitts shot and killed Garfield Heights Police Sergeant Dennis Glivar and shot and wounded two other police officers during a shoot-out in 1994. Mitts also shot and killed an African American resident, John Bryant, in a racially motivated attack that led to the subsequent police shoot-out.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of the United States reinstated Mitts' death sentence after the Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals had vacated Mitts death sentence due to jury instructions it said were flawed. In another case, however, the US Supreme Court had approved identical jury instructions. The US Supreme Court unanimously held that the jury instruction in the Mitts case did not violate the constitution.

 

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