National Affairs: Ohio Justice

One dewy morning two years ago, squat George Remus, onetime 'legger and Federal convict, chased his wife Imogene, who was suing him for divorce, across the grass of a Cincinnati park. He caught her, shot her dead. Tried for murder, he claimed she had plotted his death. He pleaded insanity, was acquitted. A writ of habeas corpus soon freed him from Ohio's State Hospital for the Criminal Insane. "Ohio justice," like "Indiana politics," became a national byword.

Last June at Columbus, Dr. James Howard Snook, 49, professor of veterinary medicine at Ohio State University,...

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