Death row inmate seeks new trial for 1985 murder in Warren

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys representing a death row inmate convicted in the 1985 rape, torture and murder of a 12-year-old Ohio boy have requested a new trial for their client.

The Tribune Chronicle reports ( ) the Trumbull County Clerk of Courts Office received the motion filed by attorneys for Danny Lee Hill this week.

Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove ruled on June 7 that Hill can seek a new trial because he was “unavoidably prevented” from doing so within 120 days of his initial conviction in 1986.

Both sides will argue the merits of Hill’s request during a teleconference scheduled for next Tuesday. A judge will then decide if an evidentiary hearing should be held.

Hill was found guilty of aggravated murder in connection with the attack on Raymond Fife in Warren.


Information from: The Tribune Chronicle,