- 3:32 pm - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
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A man who has spent nearly two decades in prison for a crime that DNA says he didn’t commit was freed today but not declared innocent.
At a brief hearing this afternoon in Summit County, prosecutors from the Ohio Attorney General’s office dismissed murder charges against Dewey Jones, making him the sixth inmate freed as a result of a Columbus Dispatch investigation.
Photo, by Dispatch photographer Kyle Robertson: Dewey Jones, freshly released from prison, shows off his ankle after an electronic monitoring bracelet was cut.
- 9:24 am - Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
This is Tom Mongitore and his granddaughter Charisma. They just moved into their new house, which less than three years ago was the bloody scene of a triple murder.
The Mongitores moved into the Knox County house last month, after Tina Herrmann, her 11-year-old son, Kody Maynard, and their neighbor, Stephanie Sprang, were killed there. The victims’ bodies later were stuffed into a hollow tree until authorities found them.
“We want to make that a happy place again,” Tom’s wife, Bonnie Mongitore, said. “I think once everybody gets adjusted to it, I think it’s going to be OK.”
- 8:08 am - Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
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What am I going to tell police? There’s some strange black dude standing in my bedroom with a baggy white T-shirt and bluejeans? That describes about 90 percent of the people in the Hilltop.
- 5:38 pm - Friday, May 11, 2012
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Matthew Hoffman, the tree fetishist who in November 2010 murdered three people in Knox County, Ohio, and hid their remains in a hollow tree, had made a plea deal in which he requested that that tree not be harmed.
Hoffman, who also kidnapped a 13-year-old girl, made the deal to avoid the death penalty.
More at Dispatch.com
Above: The tree where the bodies were found, after authorities cut a section of it to remove the remains