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Published July 08, 2013, 12:00 AM

Billy Slagle

This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Billy Slagle. Slagle, who was convicted of stabbing a neighbor 17 times, should have his death sentence commuted to life in prison, a prosecutor said Wednesday, July 3, 2013 reversing his office's long-standing position. Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty said it's unlikely he would pursue a death sentence today against the death row inmate, saying the law has changed to provide new sentencing options for such crimes. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation, File)
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