- 11:36 am - Friday, Apr 11, 2014
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“Please, please, don’t let my child out the door,”Tasha Morgan thought. “In the open air, a bullet has no name.”
Morgan’s daughter and her classmates at Liberty Elementary School missed getting caught in the middle of gunfire by minutes. Teachers put the school on lockdown after a man and a teenager were shot at 3:35 p.m. — dismissal time — during a fight just outside the Columbus school at Whitlow Road and Paladim Place on the Far East Side.
Photos by Dispatch photographer Courtney Hergesheimer
- 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.