Romell Broom

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Romell Broom (born June 4, 1956) is an American man convicted of murder, kidnapping, and rape. He was convicted in 1984 of abducting and killing Tryna Middleton, age 14, who was walking home from a football game in East Cleveland, Ohio.

In 2003, Broom accepted an offer from the state of Ohio for a DNA test to prove his innocence—however, the test results proved that he was guilty.[1] Broom also has convictions for robbery, aggravated robbery and four counts of kidnap of a male child. He was also convicted in a separate incidence of raping a female child.[2]

On May 19, 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court scheduled an execution date for Broom, on June 17, 2020.[3]

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  1. "Seven on death row had DNA test". Enquirer.com. July 3, 2003. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  2. "Offender Details". Drc.state.oh.us. Retrieved March 29, 2011.
  3. "Court schedules 2nd execution attempt for Ohio killer". The Associated Press. The Morning Journal. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2017.

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