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State of Ohio v. Wayne Powell, Case no. 2007-2027
Lucas County Court of Common Pleas
Wayne Powell of Toledo was found guilty of aggravated arson and four counts of aggravated murder and sentenced to death for deliberately setting a 2006 house fire that caused the deaths of his estranged girlfriend, Mary McCollum, her four-year-old adopted son, Jamal McCollum-Meyers, Mary's disabled mother, Rosemary McCollum, and a two-year old cousin who happened to be spending the night at McCollum's house, Sanaa Thomas.