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

The Chicago Tribune, 17 November 2009
Publié le : 17 novembre 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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