Crime Agency: Nevada inmate serving 2 life terms dead at age 83

22:40  04 february  2018
22:40  04 february  2018 Source:   Associated Press

Escaped Texas inmate arrested running back to jail with bag of booze, food

  Escaped Texas inmate arrested running back to jail with bag of booze, food An escaped inmate in Texas is back behind bars, after authorities caught him running back to the prison with a duffel bag of alcohol, home-cooked food and tobacco. Jefferson County Sheriff's officers and US Marshals were tipped off that inmates were escaping the federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, and crossing onto a rancher's land that backs up to the federal complex. The inmates would then pick up contraband that was dropped off for them and bring it back to the prison. After authorities set up surveillance on Wednesday, they spotted a truck pulling onto the private property and dropping off a large bag.

Nevada inmate serving 2 life terms dead at age 83 Las Vegas Sun (Yesterday) - An 83 -year-old Nevada prison inmate serving two life terms Agency : Nevada Inmate Serving 2 Life Terms Dead at Age 83 . Teacher reportedly assaulted student who wouldn’t stand for Pledge of Allegiance.

Agency : Nevada Inmate Serving 2 Life Terms Dead at Age 83 . Corrections Dept. Nevada inmate serving 2 life terms dead at age 83 . Corrections Dept. Suspects Inmate 's Death Was Gang-Related.

This undated photo released by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows inmate Raymond Wallace Shuman. The 83-year-old Nevada prison inmate who was serving two life terms has died three decades after his case resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned state laws requiring the death penalty for prison lifers who commit murder. Shuman died at Carson Tahoe Medical Center in Carson City on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, nearly six decades after he was committed to the prison system from Nevada's Mineral County in 1958 to serve a life term for murder. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP) © The Associated Press This undated photo released by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows inmate Raymond Wallace Shuman. The 83-year-old Nevada prison inmate who was serving two life terms has died three decades after his case resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned state laws requiring the death penalty for prison lifers who commit murder. Shuman died at Carson Tahoe Medical Center in Carson City on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, nearly six decades after he was committed to the prison system from Nevada's Mineral County in 1958 to serve a life term for murder. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP)

An 83-year-old Nevada prison inmate serving two life terms, including one for killing a fellow prisoner, has died three decades after his case resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that spared him the death penalty.

Year after riot, Delaware prison still potentially explosive

  Year after riot, Delaware prison still potentially explosive <p>One year after a deadly inmate riot and hostage-taking, Delaware's maximum-security prison remains a potentially explosive, understaffed facility managed by overworked guards overseeing hundreds of inmates with too much idle time on their hands, according to prison officials, employees and inmates.</p>An independent review ordered by Democratic Gov. John Carney two weeks after the riot at Vaughn Correctional Center includes scores of recommendations, many of which remain unimplemented, officials acknowledge. Many of those reforms depend on adequate staffing, which remains an elusive goal.

An 83 -year-old Nevada prison inmate serving two life terms , including one for killing a fellow prisoner, has died three decades after his case resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that spared him the death penalty.

Agency : Nevada inmate serving 2 life terms dead at age 83 . Suspect in Dallas woman's death arrested in California; Fort Worth companion found safe.

Raymond Wallace Shuman died at Carson Tahoe Medical Center in Carson City on Friday, nearly 60 years after he was committed to his first sentence for murder in Nevada's Mineral County in 1958.

The state Department of Corrections did not release a cause of death, but said he previously had been housed at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City before being admitted to the hospital. An autopsy will be conducted, the department said.

Department spokeswoman Brooke Santina said Saturday she didn't know whether Shuman was the longest-incarcerated Nevada inmate but that she thought there may be at least one older inmate in the prison system.

Shuman's second life sentence was the result of the 1973 killing of fellow prisoner Ruben Bejarno in an adjoining cell in the since-closed Nevada State Prison. Bejarno was set on fire when two cans of lighter fluid were thrown into his cell.

Attorneys say evidence tampering in James Jordan murder

  Attorneys say evidence tampering in James Jordan murder FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The killer serving life in prison for murdering NBA legend Michael Jordan's father has seen his bid for a new trial postponed for months after a new state law forced off the judge weighing his request. The Fayetteville Observer reports the law affects Daniel Andre Green, who with an accomplice killed James Jordan along a North Carolina road. His body was dumped in a South Carolina swamp.The law stops retired judges who return to the bench to fill judicial gaps from taking lengthy cases unless they involve business disputes.

By Paul Davenport, Associated Press. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 | 3:28 p.m. An 83 -year-old Nevada prison inmate serving two life terms , including one for killing a fellow prisoner, has died three decades after his case resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that spared him the death penalty.

The 83 -year-old Nevada prison inmate who was serving two life terms has died three decades after his case resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned state laws requiring the death penalty for prison lifers who commit murder.

Shuman was sentenced to death automatically in the Bejarno killing under a since-repealed Nevada law that required capital punishment for a prisoner convicted of first-degree murder while already serving a life sentence.

The Nevada Supreme Court upheld Shuman's conviction and death sentence in the prison killing, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the death sentence in 1987 while upholding his conviction.

The U.S. Supreme Court had previously declared mandatory death penalty laws unconstitutional, saying defendants were entitled to present possible mitigating evidence.

However, until Shuman's case, "the court had specifically and explicitly reserved judgment on the issue of a mandatory death sentence imposed on a prisoner already serving a life sentence," Michael W. Bowers, a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, wrote in a Western State Law Review article.

The court's Shuman decision "continued its longstanding practice of not permitting the mandatory imposition of the death penalty," Bowers wrote.

Bejarno died three days after being burned. He twice said at the hospital that Shuman set him afire.

A Nevada Supreme Court ruling said Shuman's fingerprints were on the cans, that he also suffered burns and was seen making throwing motions as Bejarno ran from his cell in flames. The two reportedly had been fighting just before the incident over opening a window near their cells.

5 people dead, including suspect, in Johnson County shooting spree .
Police are at two deadly shooting scenes that leave five people, including the suspected gunman, dead in Johnson County. Officials with Kentucky State Police said the shooting was reported around 3:40 p.m. Saturday. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said deputies found two people dead in the kitchen of a home off McKenzie Branch Road. Deputies said they could not find the suspect, but later received a tip that his vehicle was on Mill Street in Paintsville. Deputies said two additional victims, along with the suspect identified as Joseph Nickell, were found dead inside an apartment. Police said Nickell took his own life after committing the murders. "This has been a horrific murder spree. The lives of four innocent victims were taken. The perpetrator then took his own life. There are no words to describe the heartbreak in seeing four lives taken due to the actions of one man," Sheriff Dwayne Price said. "I have worked in law enforcement for 34 years. This is one of the most disturbing acts of violence I have ever seen.

Source: http://us.pressfrom.com/news/crime/-117593-agency-nevada-inmate-serving-2-life-terms-dead-at-age-83/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!