16-Year-Old Murder Conviction Overturned

Portage County, OH - The Ohio Supreme Court has overturned a sixteen year old murder convictions of two men and ordered a new trial.

The court ruled unanimously today in Columbus to reject an appeals court decision that had upheld the 1990 convictions of Robert Gondor and Randy Resh.

The two were convicted of killing 31-year-old Connie Nardi in August 1988 after an evening of drinking in Portage County.

A judge threw out those convictions four years ago, agreeing that separate juries didn't hear evidence that could have cleared the men.

The 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals overturned that decision last year.

Justice Paul Pfeifer says the two men presented competent and credible evidence their convictions should be thrown out.