The state’s high court has rejected previous appeals of the sentence.
Arrick declined to comment on her decision to file to represent the indigent Myers and motion for the court to reopen the case.
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In the motion she claims the court needs to decide whether Myers was well represented in his appeal.
“In addition, the appointment of counsel for the Application to Reopen is currently contingent upon this Court determining that ‘there is a genuine issue as to whether the applicant was deprived of the effective assistance of counsel on appeal,’” Arrick said in the motion.
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Myers was represented by appointed counsel during the trial and appeals.
“There can be no equal justice where the kind of trial a man gets depends on the amount of money he has,” Arrick added.
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“To ensure adequate appellate review of his conviction and sentence, counsel for Appellant Austin Gregory Myers requests that this Court issue an order appointing counsel for the preparation and filing of his application for reopening.”
Arrick worked in the Office of the Ohio Public Defender in Columbus, as the Assistant State Public Defender, Death Penalty Department from 2013 to 2017, according her biography.
Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell could not be immediately reached for comment.