Randleman case moving again after delays

The case against accused cop killer Kevin Randleman continues to move forward, as experts are finishing up reports on his mental competency.
Jessica Cuffman
Jul 25, 2012

 

The case against accused cop killer Kevin Randleman continues to move forward, as experts are finishing up reports on his mental competency.

Randleman is scheduled for an Atkins hearing in less than a month, where attorneys will argue whether he should face the death penalty for allegedly shooting Sandusky police Officer Andrew Dunn on March 19, 2011.

Last month, Randleman’s attorneys, Robert Dixon and public defender Jeff Whitacre, filed a formal motion for the long-anticipated hearing, now scheduled for August 23.

They say Randleman is ineligible for the death penalty because of intellectual disability.

The Atkins precedent comes from a 2002 United States Supreme Court ruling that said executing the mentally retarded is a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Register.

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my oh my

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Tool Box

 I like my chicken fried CRISP please!

Morningbreezes1

Oh Bull Shyt.  This guy knew exactly what he was doing. After all . as Dr. Phil would say... " This isn't his first rodeo"  You do the crime.... you do the time. Plain and simple.

candleburner

He knew EXACTLY what he was doing when he held that gun in his hand the first time he killed a man in 99 and got away with it and he knew exactly what he was doing when he killed Andy!!  I know there's a fine line in mental incapacity but my nephew if a highly functioning "mentally retarded" individual and even he knows the difference between right and wrong and knows that you don't carry a gun inthe back of your pants and pull it out and shoot a man in the back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I often wonder how supportive his supporters would be if it was their son/husband/father that this evil man had killed instead of Andy.  Would they still be screaming at the top of their lungs for this monster to be set free and that he needs to be given sympathy beause he's "mentally retarded"?  I really don't think so! 

ritt

my oh my..........oh my...........I hope you don't work there and just went against his privacy rights!  Such a simple statement could back fire in all the wrong ways.  For Andrew Dunn's family, this case needs to be seemless without something stupid turning into a speedbump.

ladydye_5

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ladydye_5

WOW, I wonder who I attacked? I stated that this man is using an excuse to avoid a DEATH penalty.  There are MILLIONS of people with the same "condition" that have NEVER killed anyone.  The people with this "condition" want to live, work, act, be treated the same as everyone else.  MOST with this condition do not want to be singled out because they have this condition.  I am sorry if I offended anyone and never meant my comment to be an attack.  I was stating that this man is trying to use a CONDITION to avoid a death penalty.  The same condition others have and others live with everyday KNOWING right from wrong! 

KURTje

Kevin will hear the cackle of Satan. 

concernedtruth

 This is absolutely rediculous, the attorneys are just trying to let a murderer escape his execution. I am tired of attorneys and judges letting murderers off and letting them sit in prison for 10, 20 or 30 years and they will cost us more money than the average American makes in a year. It costs an average prisoner over $50,000 a year to be housed. I know I don't make that much and they get free room and board, free health care, free gym membership, free sex (nasty) and all the drugs they can get their hands on. It is time we stand up for those victims of violent crimes and just carry out the penalty "DEATH" a $.09 cent bullet is a lot less than $50 K a year, get rid of judges who defend the guilty and let them sit and rot in prison.

deertracker

In the print edition,  thought the term "mentally retarded" was over used.  You rarely hear that anymore for obvious reasons.

 

The lawyers are milking this for all they can.  If the "powers that be" were not so eager to kill him this would be over by now.  When he is found guilty and given the death penalty he will be alive for at least another 20 years at a massive cost to taxpayers.  Some of you have major issues with your tax dollars going to feed the poor but is okay with those same dollars being used to kill someone.   Death penalty is about revenge but life in prison is actual punishment.

I do not think he should be executed because it will not bring Andy back.  I cannot fathom any reason to shoot a police officer but we still need to know what happened that night.  I know some think they have all the facts but do you? 

feedthetrolls

SLOW OR NOT, DO YOU REALLY WANT THIS GUY ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE?

he said she said

Hello

Don't go on the attack, I'm just stating my opinion

None of us were there.  We cannot say what he did and what he didn't do.  Same goes for Officer Dunn.

I understand there were cameras that caught all of it but I don't think the police have released the film.

Only two people know what happened that night.      

     Officer Dunn, who I'm sure the medical examiner spoke for him.  

     Keven Randleman, who has lawyers speaking for him.

We have yet to see or hear what the cameras have to say.......

concernedtruth

 No, we just judge this outstanding young man on this criteria: 

5Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 03/13/2002 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRB0200849 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: PETIT THEFT 
Case Type: Criminal6Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 12/29/2003 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRB0305320 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: MISCOND EMERGEN 
Case Type: Criminal7Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 11/01/2005 
Arr. Agency: OSPCase #: TRC0505478A 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: PHYSICAL CONT 
Case Type: Traffic8Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 11/01/2005 
Arr. Agency: OSPCase #: TRC0505478B 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: 58/40 SPEED 
Case Type: Traffic9Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 08/03/2007 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRB0703634 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: DISORDERLY COND 
Case Type: Criminal10Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 08/21/2007 
Arr. Agency: SPDCase #: CRB0704015 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: INTOXICATION 
Case Type: Criminal11Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 12/07/2007 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRB0705718 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: INTOXICATION 
Case Type: Criminal12Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 07/21/2008 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRB0803096 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: AGG MENACING 
Case Type: Criminal13Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 06/13/2008 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: TRC0803190A 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: O V I 
Case Type: Traffic14Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 06/13/2008 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: TRC0803190B 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: DRIVING U/SUSP 
Case Type: Traffic15Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 11/03/2008 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRB0805017 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: OBSTRUCTING 
Case Type: Criminal16Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 06/23/2009 
Arr. Agency: SPDCase #: CRB0902434A 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: DRUG ABUSE 
Case Type: Criminal17Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 06/23/2009 
Arr. Agency: SPDCase #: CRB0902434B 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: OPEN FLASK 
Case Type: Criminal18Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 02/04/2010 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRB1000382A 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: DRUG ABUSE 
Case Type: Criminal19Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 02/04/2010 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRB1000382B 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: DISORDERLY COND 
Case Type: Criminal20Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 03/12/2010 
Arr. Agency: N/ACase #: CVG1000559 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: FORCIBLE ENTRY 
Case Type: Civil21Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 09/23/1997 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRA9704892 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: FEL ASSASULT 
Case Type: Criminal22Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 12/31/1997 
Arr. Agency: SPDCase #: CRB9706521 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: INTOXICATION 
Case Type: Criminal23Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 12/31/1997 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRA9706525 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: DRUG TRAFFIC 
Case Type: Criminal24Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 07/22/1998 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRB9803617 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: DOM VIOLENCE 
Case Type: Criminal25Concerning: Randleman, Kevin 
D.B.A./A.K.A.: 
Filed: 07/31/1998 
Arr. Agency: SSPDCase #: CRB9803843 
Docket Entry: Click 
Charge: AGG MENACING 
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wiredmama222

This trial has taken longer to get to court than it took Shakespeare to write a play for heaven sakes and he used a quill pen.   For goodness sakes get on with it already.  What is the big deal if he gets death or the rest of his life in prison without the ability of parole.  Either way he is NEVER GOING TO GET OUT ON THE STREETS AGAIN. At this point, I really do not care.  What does it matter if he dies now or in prison?   He is going to die somewhere.  The man will get chances at appeal after appeal.  Lets not make one of them the ability to win an appeal on the fact that he could have gotten off because they screwed up on a dealth penalty case instead of giving him the chance for a life in prison without parole case.  He would walk free in a heart beat.  So let them have their little day in court and let the chips fall where they may.  I, for one, would like to see this done and over with.  In jail or in the chair, it makes no difference as long as this murderer is off the streets once and for all.  Lets remember, he walked the last time.  Remember????   Lets not have him do it again. 

seenocolor

@he said she said

Really?  I wasn't there but I heard the gunshots.  Made me grab my gun because I didn't know where the shooting was coming from. 

We have a dead cop and a living cop killer and tapes that show what really happened. There must be something to the tapes!  They would not have him in jail still if there wasn't.

Tired of hearing about it. 

Zap him now and we'll all shut up about it.

ItsMsMelissaK2U

I would say he is not quite sandusky's finest.  He knows the judicial system he is not new to that... He was mentally capable of all his crimes.  He always knew he was breaking the law!!!  He knew what he was doin when he made the choice to carry a gun.

 

He took the life of a man who was providing for his family!!!!!!  Don't lose sight of all of that!!!!!

 

GO FOR THE DEATH PENALTY!!!!!!  I can't see what we have to lose!!!!!

wiredmama222

@seenocolor.......I am NOT defending Randleman, but wasn't his bail really high or he didn't get bail isn't it?   Is He not out because of that ?   Don't they keep capital murderers behind bars? 

Whatever the reason he is in jail yet, I don't thik it is the tapes that are keeing him there.  No one but the police and the prosecutor and the defense have seen them to my knowledge so no one knows what is on them. 

I am like you, wanting it over.  But this guy has to get a fair trial or he will walk and I really do not want him to get away with it like the last time.  He's a slippery sleaze and he could if everything isn't done to prefections with this trial.  @ hesaid, shesaid....I agree with you.  

ritt

Have to agree with Ladydye ~ there are people everywhere with "conditons", mental issues, diminished capacities, not too bright, lacking common sense, or simply stupid ~ however you want to word it ~ that don't go around killing people senselessly.  They live normal lives and even get jobs.......there's a thought.

As much as I would like to see this end like everyone, it has to be done right.  Randleman's attorney is going to to do as good a job as he can because if he gets Randleman off on some stupid technicality or crazy argument about Randleman's mental state, he will make a name for himself.  The prosecuter needs to dot every "i" and cross every "t" as if he were writing with a quill so that Randleman gets the verdict we think he deserves. 

As for the tape, I personally think that it should NOT be made public!  The things that can be done with that tape in the wrong hands are mortifying to say the least.  And I hope like mad that the Dunn family and law enforcement push like all he!! to keep it sealed!  Those that think the public "needs" to see it because the "public has a right" are simply voyeurs.  Nothing good can come of it outside its necessity in the trial.  If it was your husband's death, would you want it released?

Super Judge

 a vote for obama or any liberal is just the same as saying randelman is not guilty. only liberals think what he did was ok.

he said she said

Hello

@ seenocolor  you said 'Tired of hearing about it.  Zap him now and we'll all shut up about it'

Aren't you the one that likes to piss people off because you have some kind of degree in psychology?

I can tell you know, I don't care how messed up I was, I wouldn't want you anywhere close to me to be studying my mind or behavior!!

Kevin Randleman deserves a fair trial.  No matter who it was that he killed whether it's an officer of the law or a homeless person, he still deserves a fair trial.

As far as his mental conditions, I don't know them; you don't know them.  We shouldn't be trying to make sense of his conditions when we don't know the core problems.

Super Judge

 i see all the liberals want him free.heck they are making out to be some kind of hero.

he said she said

Hello

@super  Why do you have to act like an a**?

Noone has said they want this man free.  Most of us agree that he deserves a fair trial mentally competant or not. 

Tell the dust bunnies under your desk to get off their knees and do something useful.

 

 

Super Judge

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