Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Federal death sentence upheld

The saga of United States v. Lawrence, a federal death penalty case out of the Southern District of Ohio, reached another sad milestone today when the Sixth Circuit upheld Lawrence's reinstated death sentence for killing a police officer during a bank robbery attempt. The panel of Boggs, Rogers, and McKeague upheld the death sentence "[d]espite vigorous and able advocacy by Lawrence's counsel." The opinion is available here.

1 comment:

Laura Davis, AFPD, FDSET said...

Complimenting defense counsel is a sure sign you are going to rule against them. I don't think judges appreciate just how patronizing it is.