Ohio Prison Guards Skipped Rounds, Falsified Logs on Day of Inmate's Suicide

Not Ariel Castro -- another suicide by condemned prisoner


CLEVELAND, Ohio – A state review of condemned killer Billy Slagle's prison suicide shows corrections officers skipped security rounds and falsified logs the morning Slagle took his own life.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on Monday released its review, which concluded supervisors should verify rounds using surveillance footage and officers responsible for conducting checks on death row inmates should receive special training.

Slagle was found Aug. 4 hanging in his Chillicothe Correctional Institution cell. He was to be executed Aug. 7 for the 1987 murder of his neighbor Mari Anne Pope, who he repeatedly stabbed with a pair of scissors while two children she was babysitting watched.