CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Ohio voters checked yes on Issue 1 - a measure that will expand victims' rights in criminal proceedings.
Marsy's Law for Ohio, Issue 1, would establish constitutional rights for crime victims, including the right to be notified of the escape or release of the offender.
The constitutional amendment is named after Marsalee "Marsy" Nicholas, who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983.
According to The Courier in Findlay:
Proponents said the "yes" vote will strengthen laws that have failed to fully protect the rights of crime victims.
Opponents said implementing these new protections will be expensive.
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