U.S. Ronell Wilson - Court finds intellectual disability (March 15 2016)
On a March 15, 2016 a district court found that Ronell Wilson was intellectually disabled and, therefore, vacated his death sentence. Mr. Wilson was previously convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of two New York City Police detectives. Click here
for the full opinion.
Per Curiam Reversal in Louisiana Death Penalty Case
U.S. Supreme Court per curiam reversal of conviction in Louisiana death case for Brady violations, see Wearry v. Cain, 2106 WL 854158__ U.S. __, No. 14-10008 (March 7, 2016) (“[c]ontrary to the state postconviction court, we conclude that the prosecution’s failure to disclose material evidence violated Wearry’s due process rights”).
Sixth Circuit Affirms Rejon Taylor Convictions and Death Sentence
The Sixth Circuit affirmed the convictions and death sentence of Rejon Taylor. One judge dissented and would have granted relief on 5 grounds. Click here for opinion.