Freddie McNeill was sentenced to death by the State of Ohio for a robbery murder. According to court documents Freddie McNeill was involved in a drug buy with the victim Blake Fulton and when the victim refused to pay before receiving the drugs he would shoot the victim in the head causing his death. Freddie McNeill would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Freddie McNeill 2021 Information
Gender Male Race Black
Admission Date 05/17/1995
Institution Chillicothe Correctional Institution
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According to state public defender Larry Komp, the case of Freddie McNeill will now go before Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Janas, who sentenced McNeill to death. McNeill, 24, was convicted in April 1995 for the aggravated murder of Blake Fulton, 30, of Amherst over a $20 drug debt. At McNeill’s trial, several children identified him as the gunman, even though his attorneys argued McNeill’s friend actually killed Blake. They argued that McNeill, who has a history of violent crime that started when he was 13 years old, was wrongly accused because he was black, according to court records. After the verdict, the Ohio Public Defender’s Office argued before the 9th U.S. District Court of Appeals that prosecutors suppressed evidence at the trial, said Komp. “We filed a post-conviction petition to either have the verdict overturned or to have the death penalty conviction overturned or both,” Komp said yesterday. “The court agreed with us that the judge did not consider certain exhibits, evidence and testimony at the trial before he sentenced Freddie to death.” “I’m holding out hope for Freddie,” he said. “The Supreme Court takes so few cases unless your name is George W. Bush these days. We hope (Janas) will give us the opportunity to show some stuff that was not presented at the trial.” Janas was unavailable for comment.