Cop killer Floyd Graham wants out of prison - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cop killer wants out of prison

Floyd Graham (Source: Ohio Dept. of Correction) Floyd Graham (Source: Ohio Dept. of Correction)
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The effort to keep a convicted cop killer behind bars moved to Canton on Wednesday as a member of the Ohio Parole Board heard from a second officer wounded in a 1973 attack. 

Floyd Graham was sentenced to life with no parole after he fired shots that killed patrolman Fred Vacha and wounded patrolman John Saccany.  Saccany will testify about the events that led up to the shooting and his belief that Graham should remain locked up.  It is an effort that is supported by a petition drive organized by the Cleveland Fraternal Order of Police.

Officers Vacha and Saccany saw Graham acting suspiciously outside a liquor store and believed he was about to grab a woman's purse when the pulled him over.  Saccany said he immediately began firing at the officers. 

No determination will be made Wednesday on Graham's status. 

By law, a prisoner's status must be evaluated every five years. Graham was denied parole in 2008.

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