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Families want justice in Ohio serial killer case

AKRON, OH (WCMH) -- The trial for suspected Ohio serial killer Shawn Grate starts Monday, and the families of his alleged victims are hoping for justice for their loved ones.

Grate awaits trial on 23 charges that include aggravated murder and kidnapping in the deaths of 29-year-old Elizabeth Griffith and 43-year-old Stacey Stanley, also known as Stacey Hicks. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

Investigators say Grate has confessed to killing three other women. Investigations continue into these deaths and no charges have been filed against Grate.




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