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U.S. Supreme Court restores, for the third time, death sentence for California murderer

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/11/2009

David G. Savage

"Reporting from Washington - For the third time, the Supreme Court on Monday reversed the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and restored a death sentence for a California murderer who bludgeoned a young woman in 1981 to steal a stereo from her house. "The justices, in a unanimous, unsigned opinion, rejected the notion that Fernando Belmontes should be spared because his lawyer had failed him by not presenting mitigating evidence about Belmontes' childhood. ""It is hard to imagine . . . additional facts about Belmontes' difficult childhood outweighing the facts of [Steacy] McConnell's murder," the justices said." Read on...
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"U.S. Supreme Court restores, for the third time, death sentence for California murderer", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2009. Consulté le 27/01/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/u-s-supreme-court-restores-for-the-third-time-death-sentence-for-california-murderer