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from Jerry Greene, Sheriff of Mahoning County //  Robert Semen was having a final re-trial before his case was moving to Portage County.  Prior to his death penalty case at approximately 940 in the morning, Deputies were leaving the courthouse and were walking down the hallway on the fourth floor.  We watched the video, and it's an apparent suicide.  They were walking down the hallway; one deputy in front of Semen and one behind.  He (Semen) was in plain clothes because this is a high-profile case, but his legs were in shackles and he just went over.  There was no scuffle or anything.  We've spoken to his attorney who said he (Semen) was talking about the case a few minutes ago he was going to see his attorney a few days from now.  He was on trial for a triple-homicide.  He was accused of molesting his step-daughter Corine Gump.  And it was supposed to go to trial a few years ago.  Awaiting trial, she was staying with her grandparents and he's accused burning the house down that they were in.  So a triple murder.  Girls name was Corine Gump she was 10 and her grandparents were William and Judith Schmidt.
from Jerry Greene, Sheriff of Mahoning County //  Robert Semen was having a final re-trial before his case was moving to Portage County.  Prior to his death penalty case at approximately 940 in the morning, Deputies were leaving the courthouse and were walking down the hallway on the fourth floor.  We watched the video, and it's an apparent suicide.  They were walking down the hallway; one deputy in front of Semen and one behind.  He (Semen) was in plain clothes because this is a high-profile case, but his legs were in shackles and he just went over.  There was no scuffle or anything.  We've spoken to his attorney who said he (Semen) was talking about the case a few minutes ago he was going to see his attorney a few days from now.  He was on trial for a triple-homicide.  He was accused of molesting his step-daughter Corine Gump.  And it was supposed to go to trial a few years ago.  Awaiting trial, she was staying with her grandparents and he's accused burning the house down that they were in.  So a triple murder.  Girls name was Corine Gump she was 10 and her grandparents were William and Judith Schmidt.

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A triple-murder suspect jumped to his death from the fourth floor of an Ohio courthouse on Monday, in what police called an apparent suicide.

Murder suspect jumps to his death

A triple-murder suspect jumped to his death from the fourth floor of an Ohio courthouse on Monday, in what police called an apparent suicide.