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Officer Glover Jr. Deserves Better than Prosecutor O'Toole
In 1997, Ashtabula Police Officer William Glover was executed by Odraye Jones. Mr. Jones was subsequently convicted and sentenced to death. Officer Glover left a wife, Marianne Glover, who would later remarry and become known as Marianne Waldman.
In late 2022, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the death sentence and remanded the case to the Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court with a mandate that Mr. Jones be resentenced. Thereafter, Judge Schroeder convened several hearings to effectuate the resentencing process according to law, and to accord Mr. Jones due process of law in the resentencing. Marianne Waldman would travel from Ontario and attend these emotionally difficult hearings with the support of her new husband.
Despite the gravity of the case and proceedings, O’Toole decided to be in Florida rather than attend the hearings. When she finally returned from Florida she attended a hearing on February 27, 2023 wherein she quarreled with Judge Schroeder over her lack of preparation and her apparent lack of candor with the Court.
At the conclusion of this hearing, O’Toole sparred with Marianne Waldman and attempted to separate her from the other members of the Ashtabula Police Department who were attending the hearing to support Marianne Waldman. O’Toole then sparred with the police officers.
Judge Schroeder would convene the next hearing on March 31, 2023. O’Toole would be at that hearing, but this time accompanied by assistant prosecutor Fortunato. This assistant prosecutor had no previous involvement in the case, but a fair reading of the transcript reveals that O’Toole strategically placed Fortunato in the courtroom to overhear the conversations of Marianne Waldman and her husband. O’Toole would again argue with the judge over fundamental procedural matters and her lack of preparation. While what happened at that hearing should be a concern for all Ashtabula County citizens, what happened afterward is appalling.
The transcript, which the reader is encouraged to review (Exhibits 1 and 2) speaks for itself, the relevant portions of which are excerpted here on Page 4 of our Resolution.
We are sickened, angered, and repulsed by the intimidation and retaliation against the Waldmans. O’Toole and her minion should be deeply ashamed, but we suspect their hubris prevents shame. No crime victim should be exposed to the aggressive incompetence of the Ashtabula County Prosecutor’s office.
We are disgusted by O’Toole’s treatment of our local Law enforcement and her lack of sympathy, support. and concern for the APD in the Odraye Jones trial.
View our resolution here: www.ashtabulagop.com/co1/
View the Star Beacon Article on the events which transpired here: https://www.starbeacon.com/news/disorder-in-the-court/article_d51121d8-d2f3-11ed-b6ea-afbabdc09e66.html
If you have been mistreated by County Prosecutor Colleen O'Toole- possibly one of many victims not contacted or called to testify, maybe a family member of a victim who's perpetrator was let off in O'Toole's attempt to clear her desk, or know of bad actions as a result of incompetence or fraud, take action. You can report these to a number of State Agencies:
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