Judge: Ohio Teen to Get Solitary on Killing Anniversary

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CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio teenager convicted in a Korean War veteran’s killing has been ordered to spend the anniversary of the slaying in solitary confinement for as long as he’s in prison.

Seventeen-year-old Jordan Legg was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in the death of 84-year-old Thomas “Shorty” Whitson in Orient. He won’t be eligible for parole for at least 20 years.

Authorities say Legg was in a group that included Whitson’s grandson who killed the farmer because they wanted to sell his guns for drug money.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/WjbD76 ) reports Pickaway County Common Pleas Judge P. Randall Knece told Legg he should be kept in isolation every March 30 to be alone with the thoughts of what he did.

Whitson’s grandson received life with no chance of parole.


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