COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio killer scheduled to die Tuesday for stabbing an Akron woman to death in 1997 has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his execution.
Brett Hartman said in a court filing Friday that he needs time to renew arguments that he received improper legal representation.
Attorneys for the 38-year-old Hartman argue that lower courts have improperly stopped him from raising claims that his attorneys didn't do a good job explaining to jurors why he should be spared.
Hartman is scheduled to die Tuesday for the Sept. 9, 1997, slaying of 46-year-old Winda Snipes of Akron.
Records show that Snipes was beaten, strangled with a cord, stabbed 138 times, had her throat slit and her hands cut off.
Gov. John Kasich denied Hartman clemency Thursday.