Your News Now told you in late July that convicted Lima killer Cleveland Jackson had been denied in an appeal effort to overturn his death sentence. Thursday he was denied again.
Jackson was convicted of the January 2002 execution style killings of Jala Grant and Leneisha Williams at a Eureka Street apartment. One of his death penalty sentences has already been commuted to life in prison. He then appealed to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cleveland on his other case. Three judges denied that appeal in late July.
Jackson then appealed to the full court, which denied him Thursday. According to Allen County Prosecutor Juergen Waldick, Jackson's last chance to avoid execution is the U.S. Supreme Court. If they deny hearing the case, Waldick will ask the Ohio Supreme Court to set a new execution date.
Jackson and his half brother Jeronique Cunningham both sit on death row at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution.