Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney Donald R. Burns, Jr., announced that late Thursday, the Ohio Parole Board denied the request for parole for Jesse R. Zeigler, who was convicted in Carroll County in 1973 for the double murder of two bystanders and the shooting of his wife at the former Carroll House Restaurant in December, 1972.
Zeigler, now 67 and housed at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, is serving two consecutive life sentences for the first-degree murder of Asher Lee Wiley, a patron of the restaurant, and second-degree murder of Denis Raulerson, owner of the restaurant. Zeigler was also sentenced to a concurrent one to 20 years for the shooting of his estranged wife, Lucy, a waitress at the time. Lucy was shot three times, including once in the back, and survived her wounds.
To read more about this, see the Jan. 30 issue of Mr. Thrifty Carrollton.