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Triple Homicide Trial: Death penalty for Curtis Clinton

Sandusky Register Staff • Nov 14, 2013 at 6:30 PM

UPDATE 3:31 p.m. — Erie County Common Pleas Court erupted in a screaming match Thursday afternoon as Judge Tygh Tone handed rapist and killer Curtis Clinton, 42, three death sentences for the killings of Heather Jackson, 23, and her children, Celina, 3, and Wayne Jr., 20 months.

Clinton provoked Nick Fee, brother of Heather Jackson, into a rage when Clinton had the chance to make a final statement to the court.

Both Clinton and Fee stood from their chairs and deputies and police officers held them back from one another across the courtroom.

Clinton, dressed in orange jail garb, handcuffed and shackled for the hearing, was quickly placed back into his seat by deputies at the defense table and Fee settled into his chair in the jury box, seated behind his mother and father, Jodie and Herb Lynch.

Tone finished the hearing out, tacking on the life sentence for Clinton raping Celina, with an additional 10 years for Clinton's other crimes.

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During the half hour hearing, Jodie Lynch made a statement and victim's advocate Sarah Reynolds read a letter from the family of Misty Keckler, an 18-year-old woman Clinton strangled to death in 1997.

Elizabeth Sebetto, 19, a woman Clinton raped about a week before killing Jackson and her children, also read an emotional statement to the court.

For more stories on the sentencing hearing, pick up a copy of Friday's Sandusky Register, and view video of the explosive hearing in the player below.

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