The Ohio State Parole Board has denied parole for convicted Akron murderer Tony Smith. By a majority vote the Parole Board also decided that Smith's sentence would continue for the next 10 years. Smith will not be eligible for parole again until February 2023.
Over 3500 people from around the world signed the online petition requesting that parole be denied. Countless others wrote letters to the parole board objecting to his release; including Summit County Prosecutor Sherry Bevin Walsh.
On April 3rd 1998, Smith pleaded guilty to murdering Lilius Landrum in Akron . He decapitated her and placed her head in a bucket in his basement and her body behind a furnace.