An inmate shot and killed two Kansas deputies escorting him to court, authorities say

  1. An inmate shot and killed two Kansas deputies escorting him to court, authorities say  Washington Post
  2. Second Kansas sheriff’s deputy dies after shooting by inmate, officials say  Los Angeles Times
  3. Second Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy dies overnight from downtown KCK shooting  Kansas City Star
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Appeals court allows review for Texas inmate who ate his eye

Appeals court allows review for Texas inmate who ate his eyeHOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday it won’t consider whether the execution of a Texas inmate who removed his only eye and ate it in an outburst several years ago would be unconstitutional because he’s mentally ill but will consider other questions in an appeal of his conviction for killing his estranged wife’s 13-month-old daughter.


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Supreme Court Rules for Death Row Inmate Betrayed by His Lawyer

  1. Supreme Court Rules for Death Row Inmate Betrayed by His Lawyer  New York Times
  2. Opinion analysis: Court rules for death-row inmate whose lawyer conceded guilt (Updated)  SCOTUSblog (blog)
  3. Supreme Court orders new trial for accused murderer who disputed his lawyer’s guilty plea  USA TODAY
  4. Supreme Court Upholds Individual Rights In 2 Key Criminal Justice Cases  NPR
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U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's conviction

U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's convictionThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Louisiana death row inmate’s conviction for a 2008 triple murder, finding that his lawyer violated the man’s constitutional rights by ignoring his objections and telling jurors the defendant killed the victims. The court ruled 6-3 that Robert McCoy, 44, should receive a new trial. McCoy was convicted of killing the mother, stepfather and son of his estranged wife in Bossier City, Louisiana.


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