Jason Dean is appealing his 2011 convictions and death sentence for murder, attempted murder, and other crimes.
During a four-day period in April 2005, Dean and Josh Wade, a minor at the time, were involved in a Springfield minimart shooting, a drive-by shooting, and the murder of Titus Arnold. In 2011, a jury found Dean guilty of attempting to murder two people in a car in the minimart parking lot, robbing the people in the car and robbing Arnold, attempting to murder four people during the drive-by shooting on Dibert Ave., and weapons charges. Dean was also convicted for Arnold's murder as part of conduct involving efforts to kill two or more people and with prior calculation and design. The trial court sentenced Dean to death, and he appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court.
Dean's attorneys have presented 15 claims of legal or procedural errors during Dean's trial and ask the court to overturn his convictions, vacate his death sentence, or grant him a new trial.