State of Ohio v. Dawud E. Spaulding, Case No. 2013-0536
Summit County Common Pleas Court
Dawud E. Spaulding is appealing his convictions and death sentence for the 2011 Akron murders of his ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend, and another man.
Around 2 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2011, Patrick Griffin was shot in a doorway of an Akron residence and left paralyzed by his injuries. Later that morning, Ernest Thomas and Erica Singleton, who had recently started dating, were shot and killed in the driveway of Thomas' house. Singleton had two young children with Spaulding.