Crime Court throws out death sentence for Ohio boy's 1985 slaying

17:31  06 february  2018
17:31  06 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

Georgia high court upholds sentence in murder case

  Georgia high court upholds sentence in murder case ATLANTA — Georgia's highest court has upheld multiple life sentences in a murder case.Robert Veal was convicted of murder, armed robbery and other crimes and got life without parole in the November 2010 killing of Charles Boyer. The Georgia Supreme Court tossed that sentence, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring life-without-parole sentences for most people whose crimes were committed before age 18. At resentencing, the trial court imposed two consecutive life sentences with the possibility of parole in addition to six life sentences and another 60 years already imposed.

CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court has thrown out a three-decades-old death sentence for a man convicted in the rape, torture and murder of a 12-year-old Trumbull County boy . News. Ohio inmate claims innocence in slaying of 3, wants retrial.

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a three-decades-old death sentence for a man convicted in the rape, torture and murder of a 12-year-old Ohio boy .

CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court has thrown out a three-decades-old death sentence for a man convicted in the rape, torture and murder of a 12-year-old Ohio boy.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati says death row inmate Danny Hill can't be executed because he is mentally disabled.

A three-judge panel convicted the 51-year-old Hill of aggravated murder following the 1985 attack on Raymond Fife in Warren.

The U.S. Supreme Court has banned the execution of people with mental disabilities. Courts use a three-part test when measuring mental disability including IQ, skill level and whether the disability showed itself before age 18.

The appeals court said last week that Hill meets all three measures without question.

The Attorney General's Office couldn't immediately say if an appeal was planned.

Larry Nassar transferred to federal prison in Tucson, Arizona .
Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor who admitted to sexually abusing underage girls, has been transferred from a Michigan facility to a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, to start a 60-year sentence for child pornography crimes, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said. The high-security prison is one of nine in the federal system that offers sex offender treatment, according to the Bureau of Prisons website. It has 1,536 inmates -- 1,387 in the prison and 149 at a minimum-security satellite camp.

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