Summary of Offense:
On August 13, 1987, Slagle murdered his 40-year-old neighbor, Mari Anne Pope, in her Cleveland home. Slagle broke into Ms. Pope's house, stabbed her 17 times and beat her in the head and face. Two children witnessed Slagle attacking Ms. Pope and escaped from the house. Police arrested Slagle in Ms. Pope's house, holding a pair of bloody scissors, where he admitted to the murder.
Slagle has been on death row since May 13, 1988.