State of Ohio v. Shawn M. Grate, Case No. 2018-0968
Ashland County Common Pleas Court
In 2018, Shawn Grate was convicted for the 2016 murders of two Ashland women and the kidnapping and rape of another local woman whom he befriended. Grate was sentenced to death. In this automatic death-penalty appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court, he makes 12 claims alleging legal errors during his trial.