Andre Jackson was sentenced to death by the State of Ohio for a robbery murder. According to court documents Andre Jackson would walk into a laundromat and in the process of robbing it would beat to death the owner Emily Zak. Andre Jackson would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
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Gender Male Race Black
Admission Date 06/21/1988
Institution Chillicothe Correctional Institution
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A judge in Ohio has ruled that a man who’s been on death row for more than 30 years is intellectually disabled and has thrown out his death sentence.
Andre Jackson was convicted of aggravated murder in 1988 for fatally beating a 74-year-old employee at a laundromat in Euclid. Cleveland.com reports a Cuyahoga County judge has found Jackson is intellectually disabled now and likely was when Emily Zak was killed in 1987.
The ruling says executing Jackson would violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
The Office of the Ohio Public Defender, representing Jackson, says the court reached a “just result.”
The county prosecutor’s office has vowed to appeal.
Authorities said the now 53-year-old Jackson beat Zak to death and stole a cash register.