Updated Tue, Sep 13, 2011 2:26 pm
A federal judge is allowing an Ohio inmate sentenced to die for killings during the 1993 Lucasville prison riots to question prosecutors about the possible location of case files.
Jason Robb received the death penalty for killing a guard and a fellow prisoner during the riots that also killed eight other inmates.
U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley ruled Monday that the 44-year-old can ask two prosecutors from the case about any files they maintained, if they still exist and if so where they are.
The state had argued there was no reason for the questioning because Robb and his attorneys had received all documents related to his case.
Marbley ruled that Robb's request was specific and limited enough to be reasonable.