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Monday, July 11, 2005

Supremes grant Lovitt stay

from the WaPo:
Just 4 1/2 hours before his scheduled execution, Robin Lovitt was given a legal reprieve today by the U.S. Supreme Court, which stayed his death sentence until the fall, when it will consider whether his case deserves a full hearing on its merits.
The issue involves the accidental destruction of DNA evidence and the murder weapon.


Anonymous The Jaded JD said...

The case, prepared under the shepherding of Ken Starr, also presents questions of ineffective assistance of counsel and withholding of potentially exculpatory evidence by the prosecution.

10:59 PM


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