Ohio court upholds death sentences for 2 condemned killers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld death sentences for a man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s ex-husband and for a man who killed a woman he lived with and her two children.

A shortage of lethal drugs means executions are likely years away.

The court voted 6-1 Wednesday in favor of the resentencing of Nathaniel Jackson, convicted in the 2001 murder of Robert Fingerhut near Warren in northeastern Ohio.

The resentencing followed the state Supreme Court’s reprimand of a judge and prosecutor for teaming up to write sentencing orders for Jackson and Jackson’s co-defendant, Donna Roberts.

The court also ruled 6-1 to uphold the death sentence of Caron (kah-RAHN’) Montgomery of Columbus in the slayings of Tia Hendricks and her 2- and 10-year-old children on Thanksgiving Day 2010.