Columbus Dispatch: Nancy Petro Commentary: “22-year inmate deserves Kasich’s clemency”


December 21, 2016 -Nancy Petro is co-author with former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro of “False Justice — Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent.” She published the following op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch.

Ohioan Tyra Patterson, 42, has served 22 years in prison for a crime she’s steadfastly claimed she didn’t commit. She awaits a clemency decision from Gov. John Kasich. Patterson is supported by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, former congresswoman Jean Schmidt, former Attorney General Jim Petro, and many others. Recently she garnered her most important ally: Holly Lai, who was sitting beside her sister Michelle, 15, when Michelle was murdered.

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