Ohio Supreme Court docket declines to listen to professional se attraction filed in 2017 Youngstown homicide case

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Dashonti Baker was sentenced to 21 years in prison for the death of Rae’venne Faircloth-Thomas

Posted: Mar 30, 2021 / 1:54 pm EDT
Updated: March 30, 2021 / 1:54 p.m. EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Ohio Supreme Court declined without comment to hear a man’s pro-se appeal on Tuesday convicted of a gunshot death in 2018 on the west side.

The court denied 30-year-old Dashonti Baker’s request for reconsideration a rejection in December by the 7th District Court of Appeals An SUV was found shot dead in June 2017 from his April 2019 Mahoning County Common Pleas Court of murder with a firearm spec and as a criminal in possession of a firearm for the death of Rae’venne Faircloth-Thomas.

baker was sentenced to 21 years in prison by Judge Anthony Donofrio.


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Of the six reasons he had for appeal to the 7th District, the main one was his allegation that Judge Donofrio did not reveal a testimony from the detective in charge in the case, Detective Sgt Prosecutors alleged they linked Baker to the crime by showing his cell phone in the area where Baker was killed.

Other reasons for Baker’s appeal were that his conviction should be overturned because there was insufficient evidence to convict him; that legal proceedings requested by his trial attorney should have been granted; that firearms evidence gathered against him should never have been admitted to court; and that his quick legal rights have been violated.

However, the vote not to hear the case at the state level was not unanimous; Judge Jennifer Brunner approved the appeal.