Killer serving life in prison for husband's murder asks for lesser sentence

Published: Aug. 30, 2018 at 2:02 PM EDT
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Megan Goff is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of her husband. Now, she is trying to get a lesser sentence.

A jury found Goff guilty of murder in Aug. of 2011. Investigators say she shot her husband, Bill Goff, 14 times.

The crime happened at their home in Hamilton Township on March 18, 2006.

Megan was sentenced to life in prison.

Monday, Aug. 27, Lawrence County Prosecutor Brigham Anderson and Det. Sgt. Aaron Bollinger appeared before the Ohio Parole Board in Columbus. They are opposing a Clemency Application filed on behalf of Megan.

The application requests a commutation of her sentence. A commutation changes a convict's sentence to one less severe.

According to the state's website, an executive clemency is "an act of mercy or leniency from certain consequences of a criminal conviction, and is exercised by the Governor after receipt of a recommendation from the Parole Board."

After the hearing Monday, the Ohio Parole Board will now submit a recommendation to Gov. John Kasich within 30 days.