Convicted killer Billy Slagle found hanging on death row

12:32 AM, Aug 5, 2013   |    comments
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Video: Billy Slagle found after he hanged himself, dies

Video: Slagle found hanging in cell on death row


CLEVELAND -- Convicted killer Billy Slagle has ended his life while on death row at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction tells WKYC Slagle was found shortly after 5 a.m. hanging in his cell. He was pronounced dead at 6:11 a.m.

JoeEllen Smith with the department says a comprehensive after action review and investigation is underway on how Slagle was able to get material to commit the suicide.

Slagle was sentenced to die in three days on Aug. 7.

Slagle was found guilty for repeatedly stabbing and killing 40-year-old Mari Ann Pope.


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