Ohio suspect in women's slayings awaits 2nd report on sanity

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 7, 2017 at 5:30 a.m.



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ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected of killing several women in Ohio will have to await another evaluation report as he pursues an insanity defense.

An April 7 hearing is scheduled on whether Shawn Grate was sane at the time of his alleged crimes.

One evaluation found Grate was sane at the time, and that report was discussed Monday in a video conference in an Ashland County court. But defense attorneys say they need more time for completion of their expert's evaluation of Grate.

Police arrested Grate in September after finding two bodies in an Ashland home where another woman said she was held captive. Grate was indicted on charges including murder in that case.

Investigators say he admitted killing at least two other women elsewhere.

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