Entries tagged with “Carnell Petetan, Jr.

May 17, 2021

Capital Case Roundup — Death Penalty Court Decisions the Week of May 102021

NEWS (5/​14/​21) — North Carolina: A Rowan County tri­al judge has resen­tenced William Barnes to con­sec­u­tive life sen­tences for the mur­ders of an elder­ly North Carolina cou­ple in 1992, after the coun­ty dis­trict attorney’s office declined to pur­sue a new cap­i­tal sen­tenc­ing hear­ing. The dis­trict attorney’s deci­sion, made with the agree­ment of the vic­tims’ fam­i­ly, fol­lowed a fed­er­al appeals court rul­ing that had over­turned Barnes’ death sen­tences because of juror misconduct.

Policy Issues

Intellectual Disability

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Oct 19, 2017

Supreme Court Directs Florida to Reconsider Intellectual Disability Decision in Death Penalty Case

The United States Supreme Court has ordered the Florida Supreme Court to recon­sid­er a deci­sion that had denied a death-row pris­on­er’s claim that he was inel­i­gi­ble for the death penal­ty because he has Intellectual Disability. On October 16, the Court reversed and remand­ed the case of Tavares Wright (pic­tured, left), direct­ing the Florida courts to recon­sid­er his intel­lec­tu­al-dis­abil­i­ty claim in light of the con­sti­tu­tion­al stan­dard the Court set forth in its March 2017 deci­sion in Moore v. Texas.