Wade was tried as an adult but wasn’t eligible for the death penalty as a minor. He was convicted of aggravated murder and other charges and is currently incarcerated at the Warren Correctional Institution.
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Dean had two trials. His first conviction in 2006 for aggravated murder, attempted murder and several other crimes was overturned on appeal by the Ohio Supreme Court, which ruled he didn’t have a fair and impartial judge. Dean was tried again and found guilty of the same charges and sentenced to death.
Dean’s death came after he had filed numerous appeals including to the Ohio Supreme Court alleging that errors had occurred during his second trial.
The state court rejected all 15 of his arguments. That court also reviewed whether Dean’s sentence was appropriate, given that he didn’t fire the shot that killed Arnold.
In 2016, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal filed by Dean and let stand the Ohio Supreme Court ruling.
Dean didn’t have an execution date set against him and wasn’t likely too anytime soon as Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has stayed all executions as the state tries to develop a new protocol for killing inmates.