Ohio man gets 30 years to life for deaths at medical center


Raymond Leiendecker (Courtesy: Fairfield Co. Sheriff’s Office)

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP/WJW) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing two people by driving a pickup truck into the lobby of an Ohio medical center a year and a half ago has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.

Forty-six-year-old Raymond Leiendecker of Baltimore, Ohio, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of murder in the September 2019 deaths at Diley Ridge Medical Center in Canal Winchester.

According to our sister station WCMH, a man died at the scene and a woman died from her injuries about a week later. The TV station reported that Leiendecker intentionally hit the building. Diley Ridge Medical Center also suffered structural damage.

Fairfield County Common Pleas Judge David Trimmer sentenced him Friday to 15 years to life on each count in the deaths of patient Cindy Fritz and longtime hospital worker Scott Davis and ruled that the two sentences would run consecutively.

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