Local officials support Marsy's Law for crime victims right

Local officials support Marsy's Law for crime victims right

Several local law enforcement officials, crime victims, and more are scheduled to hold a press conference in Summit County Wednesday morning to show support of Marsy's Law in Ohio.

Marsy's Law is an initiative aimed at providing constitutional rights to crime victims, including the victim's right to notification of all legal proceedings and the right to be heard at any step of the legal process.

The Law was named after Marsy Nicholas, who was stalked and murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Her murderer was released on bail less than a week after being accused of Marsy's murder. Her brother, Dr. Henry Nicholas, has made it his mission since her death to give victims and their families protection and equal rights.

In Feb., a petition for Marsy's Law was certified by the Ohio Attorney General's Office. The potential Ohio constitutional amendment is on the November voting ballot for approval.

During Wednesday's press conference, several speakers are scheduled to appear, including Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh and a survivor of the triple murder Ronda Blankenship.

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