Ohio Supreme Court upholds death sentence for man accused of killing Wilmington woman

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a local man's death sentence for killing an 88-year-old woman during a robbery. (Provided)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) - The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a local man's death sentence for killing an 88-year-old woman during a robbery.

James Goff beat and stabbed Myrtle Rutledge after delivering furniture to her Wilmington home in 1994. In 2010, an appeals court found one of Goff's earlier appeals attorneys gave him "ineffective" help.

The death sentence was thrown out, but Goff was given death again during the re-sentencing.

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