Monday, July 27, 2009

Delaware Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence

The Delaware Supreme Court overturned the death sentence and ordered a new trial of a man charged with killing and raping a college student. James E. Cooke, Jr., had been convicted of the rape and murder of a 20 year old college student in 1995. Cooke proclaimed his innocence, but his attorneys asked the court to find their client guilty but mentally ill. This position ran contrary to Cooke's wishes. On appeal Cooke argued that his right to a fair trial was violated. In a 3 to 2 decision the Delaware Supreme Court agreed and ordered a new trial.

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