Summarizing opinions in selected criminal cases from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
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.