Thursday, May 21, 2009

Robert Vanhook

























Scheduled Execution:  July 18, 2018
Robert Vanhook # 186347
P. O. Box 5500
15802 State Route 104 North
Chillicothe, OH 45601 

DOB: 1/14/60
County; Hamilton

Pen Pal Request has expired.
(Please note; address on pen pal page is outdated, please use the above address.)

___________________________________________________________


The Circuit panel issued a modification of its opinion in Van Hook v. Anderson, 03-4207. Originally, the court found that Van Hook's counsel was ineffective for three reasons: 1) failure to fully investigate and present mitigating evidence; 2) failure to obtain a mental health expert to testify that Van Hooks actions were the result of mental illness; and 3) introducing and then failing to object to a PSI containing victim impact statements asking that he be sentenced to death. The panel (Merritt, Martin, Moore) amended its opinion "at the request of the majority of the en banc court and in order to avoid the need for an en banc hearing." The sole basis for the IAC finding in the new opinion was counsel's failure to investigate and present relevant evidence at mitigation.

Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio at Columbus.
No. 94-00269—George C. Smith, District Judge.
Argued: December 6, 2005
Decided and Filed: March 6, 2009

___________________________________________________________

News articles related to Robert Vanhook
(Should not be considered all inclusive.)
___________________________________________________________

Email Robert Vanhook
You will need this number to find him within the email program;
A186347

Please note;
JPay Email Option
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has begun using an innovative electronic mail system. To be clear, this program does NOT provide inmates with direct email access. Rather, it allows those who wish to correspond with an inmate to enter into a subscription through a third-party website, at a cost, and that company will serve as the vehicle to manage emails. These emails should not be considered confidential.

___________________________________________________________

Home History Inmates Annual Report Justice Initiative Scheduled Executions Clemency Execution Process Media Executed Innocence Exonerated Petitions Pen Pal FAQ Updates
___________________________________________________________