Randleman sent to Mansfield to serve life sentence

Convicted cop killer Kevin Randleman will quite likely call the Mansfield Correctional Institution his home for the remainder of his life.
Jessica Cuffman
Oct 10, 2012

 

In August, after he pleaded guilty to killing Sandusky police Officer Andrew Dunn, Randleman was placed into a van and shipped off to an entry point in the state’s prison system.   

Ohio has two dozen prisons. Randleman was screened and placed into Mansfield Correctional, one of the larger institutions and home to about 2,500 inmates.

More than 2,000 of the inmates are classified as close security — level three of five in the Ohio prison system — while another 400 are deemed minimum security. About 30 are maximum security.

Early on the morning of March 19, 2011, Randleman shot and killed Dunn at Tyler Street and Hayes Avenue, after the officer stopped him as he was riding his bicycle.

Randleman’s guilty plea came unexpectedly, on the second day of a three-day hearing that was supposed to determine his mental disabilities.

He opted to plead guilty to aggravated murder, but only after Dunn’s family agreed to let prosecutors take the death penalty off the table.

The hearing’s outcome would have determined if Randleman could be sentenced to the death penalty, had a jury ultimately convicted him.

In exchange for Randleman’s guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to recommend he be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Tygh Tone agreed with the sentence.

Had there not been a plea agreement, the case would have gone to trial next Monday, and it would quite likely have lasted several weeks.

Comments

007

He should have been sent to Lucasville!!

TheScientist

Absofreakinglutely.

TheScientist

Absofreakinglutely.

shucks

What are the differences?

jon491

Lucasville is Maximum Security . Mansfield now has 31 max ,thanks to Randleman . He doesn't look to happy in his prison photo.

shucks

Thanks- but, is one prison more harsher or harder to get out of?

jon491

Maybe harder to live in .

Phil Packer

In the old days, they would have already lopped his head off.

been-there-done-that

Should be more important news than where that SLIME is gonna live!!Who cares he shouldnt be living

donutshopguy

Is the Register going to check in on him every couple of years ? He should be forgotten.

The New World Czar

MANCI is too good, move him into the Shawshank part and throw away the key.

JERRY from SANDUSKY

Hopefully the guards will take care of him

BabyCakes

The police should have put a few more bullets in him that night. Now he's going to go to prison and be the "hero cop killer"...barf.

deertracker

Why is it important for the public to know this but almost nothing else about the case? Let it go SR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PUNKYDUDE

He opted to plead guilty to aggravated murder, but only after Dunn’s family agreed to let prosecutors take the death penalty off the table.

Man that sucks.