Woman on death row asks high court to reconsider

Columbus (AP) - Attorneys for Ohio's only condemned female killer are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling upholding her death sentence for the third time.

Lawyers for death row inmate Donna Roberts said Thursday that allowing a judge who didn't oversee the original trial to sentence her was unconstitutional.

The court again upheld Roberts' death sentence last month.

The 73-year-old Roberts was accused of planning her ex-husband's murder with a boyfriend in hopes of collecting insurance money.

The boyfriend, Nathaniel Jackson, also was sentenced to death in the 2001 slaying.

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