Jim Barton’s case could be heard by U.S. Supreme Court

Jim Barton set to go before Ohio Parole Board. (WDTN Photo)
FILE PHOTO: Jim Barton set to go before Ohio Parole Board. (WDTN Photo)

LEBANON, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 NEWS has learned that the fate of the former Springboro Police Lieutenant, Jim Barton, is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court.

Today was was the deadline for Barton’s case to filled and his attorney, Christopher Pagan of Middletown, confirms they were filed this morning.

Barton has served ten years in prison for his role in the murder of his wife in 1995.

Barton’s wife, Vickie, was found murdered 20 years ago inside their Springboro home.

Barton was accused of hiring two men to burglarize their home and scare his wife into moving off their farm and into the city.

In may, the sixth circuit court of appeals ruled the state must either retry Barton, or release him.

2 NEWS’ Mark Allan reported in May about this high-profile case that gripped the Miami Valley for months as Barton is preparing to go before the Ohio Parole Board.

 

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s