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Ohio’s Donna Roberts death sentence was overturned. She is the states only female on death row. I have written to Donna but she refuses to write back. The Ohio Supreme Court voted 5 – 2 for Roberts after reviewing claims that a judge did not consider specific evidence showing Roberts had suffered brain trauma from a variety of traffic accidents throughout her life and may have led to her murderous behavior. Her defense also cited a violent and abusive childhood home life and several good deeds as an adult such as raising money for soldiers. The ruling commanded the judge to resentence Roberts for the murder of her husband in 2001. She will now be sent back to Trumbull County for resentencing.