Read the DEFENSE TEAM's response HERE 

Next deadline for the State to respond: June 10, 2019


A message from Charles regarding the granting of Kevin's appeal

PROVING INNOCENCE: Kevin Keith vs Ohio

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Kevin Keith vs. The State of Ohio

The Story


In Febuary of 1994, Kevin Keith of Crestline Ohio was arrested for a triple homicide that took place in nearby Bucyrus, Ohio. He was never questioned before his arrest and the police had no evidence linking him to the crime.  In May of that same year, Kevin was convicted of the murders and sentenced to death.

Kevin's brother Charles has always been convinced of his innocence.  He took it upon himself to start his own investigation into the case.  He started educating himself on the legal system and collected information around the case... and what he found was alarming.

In 2007, thirteen years after Kevin's conviction, Charles met with Assistant Ohio Public Defender Rachel Troutman in her office in Columbus, Ohio.  He brought with him all of the evidence he collected and convinced the rookie public defender to investigate the case.

In 2010, using all of the new evidence that they collected, Rachel presented the case to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.  After looking through the case, Strickland granted Kevin clemency - taking him off of death row only 13 days before his scheduled execution.  Kevin is currently at Marion Correctional serving a life sentence.

With the help of a young investigative reporter and documentary filmmakers, Charles and Rachel are about to expose the real story behind that triple homicide.  Its a story filled with drug busts, police cover ups,  a love triangle between a cop and his confidential informant and how the State of Ohio tried to use the death penalty to make the story go away.

Is Kevin Keith a murderer?  We are about to find out.

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Please read about Kevin's case... and then let us know if you think he deserves a new trial. Your thoughts and ideas are how we can all make a difference in our criminal justice system.

A Message from Charles Keith

A message from Charles after he learned of the US Supreme Court DENYING his brother a new trial.  The fight is not over!

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Charles Keith

Justice for Kevin Keith

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