Arguments set in 15-year-old Howland murder case

Nathaniel Jackson has been on and off death row.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments next month on a death penalty resentencing in a local case. It’s the Howland Township case of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s ex-husband.

The court has scheduled a hearing for April 19 on a judge’s 2012 order that Nathaniel Jackson be put to death for the murder of Robert Fingerhut in 2001.

The 44-year-old Jackson was first sentenced to death in 2002. That sentence was overturned after the state Supreme Court reprimanded a judge and prosecutor for teaming up to write sentencing orders for Jackson and Jackson’s co-defendant, Donna Roberts.

Investigators say Jackson shot Fingerhut twice in the back and once in the head after Roberts let Jackson into the home to wait for Fingerhut to return.

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