Shawn Grate Trial

Shawn Grate stands between his attorneys Robert and Rolf Whitney on eighth day of trial testimony Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Ashland County Common Pleas Court. This week, Ashland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ron Forsthoefel denied a post-conviction-petition for Grate. 

ASHLAND — Ashland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ron Forsthoefel denied a post-conviction-petition filed by convicted serial murder Shawn Grate earlier this week.

A post conviction petition, as explained by Ashland Co. Prosecutor Chris Tunnell, is a request by a defendant, after he has been convicted, that the trial court set aside the jury’s verdict and order a re-trial.

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