Man who killed ex on I-75 gets stay of execution

Terry Froman was sentenced in June to the death penalty. He was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend on the side of Interstate 75 in Warren County. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

The Ohio Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution for a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend on the side of Interstate 75 in Warren County, according to documents obtained by this news outlet.

Terry Froman kidnapped the victim, Kim Thomas, from her Mayfield, Ky., home in September 2014. He led police on a chase before beating Thomas and shooting her four times.

Froman was convicted on charges of aggravated murder and kidnapping earlier this year. A Warren County judge accepted the jury’s recommendation of a death penalty.

Froman’s attorney filed an appeal and requested the stay of execution last month, according to court documents.

The Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday to grant the stay means that no execution date will be set while the appeal is pending.

Froman is also accused of killing Thomas’ 17-year-old son, Michael “Eli” Mohney in the Mayfield home before he kidnapped Thomas.

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