State of Ohio v. Joseph McAlpin, Case No. 2019-0926
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
Joseph McAlpin was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of the owners of a Cleveland used car business. When McAlpin went to the auto dealership in April 2017 to steal vehicles and their titles, he shot the two owners and their dog.
Because the trial court imposed a death sentence on McAlpin, he is entitled to an automatic appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case by videoconference, which will be livestreamed.