More than 60 guns seized from home of OH killer

Henrietta Strickland
May 20, 2017

The Advocate in Newark reports Hartless wasn't supposed to have weapons, but a probation officer never checked his home, where authorities later found over 60 guns.

Pinay nurse Marlina Medrano, 46, was killed by a lone gunman who went on a shooting spree at the Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkesville, 25 miles east of Columbus.

Thomas Hartless, 43, fatally shot a Kirkersville police chief and two nursing home employees Friday.

The 48-year old nurse's aide, Cindy Krantz and Kirkersville Police Chief Eric Disario were also shot to death by the gunman.

A search warrant was executed at his home on Oakland Avenue in Utica.

Hartless killed himself with a shotgun.

On March 23, Hartless was found guilty in three separate misdemeanor domestic violence cases involving Medrano.

Hartless was freed in April after his latest domestic violence case.

Hours after he allegedly choked his girlfriend several times, Thomas Hartless walked into Ohio's Licking County Municipal Court Probation Department and was not told he had to stay away from her. Hartless was later found dead inside the nursing home where Medrano worked.

Approximately three months before she was killed, Medrano wrote a letter to a judge requesting a softer sentence for Hartless for beating her, according to WCMH. "I am not trying to validate why he acted the way he did". Authorities say Medrano obtained a protection order against Hartless a week before he killed her. A memorial service is planned Wednesday for Krantz.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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