The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday tossed out a Kenner man's conviction and death sentence for killing his estranged wife's male friend 13 years ago, finding that a district judge in Gretna erred in allowing a Jefferson Parish prosecutor to cut black people during jury selection.
In giving Allen Snyder a new trial, the high court, in a 7-2 vote, found Jefferson Parish prosecutors had "discriminatory intent" during jury selection in the August 1996 trial. (full story)
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
But That's No Reason To Be Angry or Anything, Right?