Ohio Supreme Court Declines to Hear Lawsuit Over Student’s Killing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Supreme Court has declined to hear a lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Ohio State University student that claims the state failed to properly supervise the man later convicted of killing her.

The court issued the announcement Tuesday. Ohio’s Court of Claims earlier threw out the lawsuit by Reagan Tokes’ family, ruling the state was immune from liability in the suit.

Tokes’ family argued Ohio’s Adult Parole Authority and its contractors should have known Brian Golsby was a danger when he killed 21-year-old Tokes in 2017.

Golsby was released from prison two months before the slaying in Grove City and was wearing an electronic monitor at the time. He’s serving a life sentence in Tokes’ death.

A message seeking comment was left for the family’s attorney.