A judge agreed with jurors, sentencing a man to death row for the brutal killing of a Mentor-on-the-Lake bartender two years ago.
Mentor-On-The-Lake, Ohio - Mentor-On-The-Lake police on Saturday released a description of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Annie McSween.
McSween was found outside Mario's Lakeway Lounge the day after Thanksgiving. McSween had been bartending at Mario's Thanksgiving night.
Mentor-On-The-Lake police want to speak with a man believed to have been at the bar on Thanksgiving.
The man is described as between 25 and 35 years old, 5 foot 10 to 6 foot 1inches tall with light colored hair. Investigators say the man was wearing black boots, a diamond stud earring, and shot pool with other customers. The male also had a chipped, dark tooth on the right side of his mouth.
Police believe the man may have had an argument with his girlfriend, for whom he had prepared dinner for on Thanksgiving Day. The man possibly made comments that all of his Thanksgiving dinner preparations went into the trash because of her.
According to Mentor-On-The-Lake police, this male has reportedly been in the bar on previous occasions, however was not well known to the customers in the bar that day.
Anyone with information regarding this or anyone else who was at the bar that day and who has not yet been contacted, please contact Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department at 440-257-7234.
Jurors have unanimously agreed the death penalty is an appropriate sentence for a man convicted of killing a Mentor-on-the-Lake bartender. On Monday, a judge makes the final decision.
A Lake County jury unanimously recommended the death penalty for Joseph Thomas, convicted of killing a Mentor-on-the-Lake bartender in 2010.
Nine defense witnesses took the stand in the sentencing phase of convicted killer Joseph Thomas Wednesday in Lake County Common Pleas Court.
The man convicted in the murder of Annie McSween will begin the penalty phase at a Lake County courthouse Wednesday morning.
The jury has found Joseph Thomas guilty on all counts in the murder of Mentor resident Annie McSween.