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Dennis Eugene McFadden

On January 21, 1981 the victim arrived at a Holiday Inn located in Mason, Ohio with his business companion. His colleague discovered that she had left her glasses in the car and the victim went out to retrieve them. Less than ten minutes later, hotel employees found the victim laying in the parking lot, with a gunshot wound to his head. He died sometime thereafter. The door to his car was open and the car had apparently been broken into. Hotel employees heard tires squealing as a car left the parking lot shortly after the body was found. Less than an hour later, McFadden was arrested in Northern Kentucky. He was stealing license plates from cars in the parking lot. Upon his arrest, airline tickets made out to the victim, as well as a .22 caliber revolver were found. The police officers found a screwdriver and a bent coat hanger consistent with the items used to break into the victim’s car. On autopsy, it was discovered that the victim died as a result of a single gunshot wound from a .22 caliber weapon, consistent with the weapon found on McFadden. This was not Dennis McFadden’s first or only brush with the law. According to our information, beginning almost from age 19, he was involved in numerous criminal activities, including Larceny, Carrying Concealed Weapons, Breaking and Entering, and similar offenses. In 1974, he was sent to the Ohio Department of Corrections for the first time and was paroled in 1975, however, he violated that parole and was returned to the Institution in 1979. During his brief period of time while he was out of prison, he was involved in additional criminal offenses, mostly involving drugs and theft. He was again released from prison in August of 1980 and this offense occurred in January of 1981. Following a trial, McFadden was convicted of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to Life in prison for the aggravated murder charge and an additional term of five to twenty-five years for aggravated robbery, to be served consecutively to the aggravated murder sentence.

Location: Madison Correctional
Offenses: Aggravated Murder
Aggravated Robbery
Min Sentence: 20 Years
Max Sentence: Life
Date Admitted: 4/29/1981
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