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Mon. 12:15pm: Killer deemed 'vexatious litigator'

July 15, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

WARREN - A judge earlier this month labeled a convicted local killer as a "vexatious litigator," pointing out that the inmate's court filings are malicious and "serve merely to harass."

Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay also said that the conduct of Eric Lee Porterfield is "not warranted under existing law and cannot be supported by a good faith argument for an extension, modification or reversal of existing law."

McKay's decision means that Porterfield, 41, an inmate in Mansfield Correctional Institution, must get special permission from the court before he files anything with the court.

In prison for more than 11 years so far and serving two life sentences and a minimum of 53 years, Porterfield, formerly of Warren, was convicted of killing two men during a June 2000 robbery in Newton Township.

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