Supreme Court of Ohio: Sixth trial for the same murder is ruled to be double jeopardy

JESSICA SHAMBAUGH | Daily Reporter
Published: 02/20/2014

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled yesterday that an appellate court may consider a man’s argument that his sixth trial for the same murder constitutes double jeopardy.

In the 7-0 opinion, the justices held that an order denying a motion to dismiss on double-jeopardy grounds is a final, appealable order and an appellate court, therefore, has jurisdiction to consider it.

The case came before the high court after Christopher Anderson appealed his trial court’s decision denying his motion to dismiss for double-jeopardy.

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