Wednesday, March 19, 2008

But That's No Reason To Be Angry or Anything, Right?

T/P, 3/19/08
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)

1 comment:

Professor Zero said...

Thanks for keeping us up on the news!
I have become a bad paper reader and need to reform. I remember this case.
All overturned death sentences are good news...