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Jul 22, 2019

Death-Penalty News and Developments for the Week of July 2228, 2019: Appeals Court Permits New Capital Prosecution in Only Wyoming Death-Penalty Case

NEWS: July 23The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Wyoming pros­e­cu­tors may seek the death penal­ty in resen­tenc­ing pro­ceed­ings against 74-year-old Dale Wayne Eaton. Eaton had been the only per­son on Wyoming’s death row between 2004, when he was sen­tenced to death for a 1988 killing, and 2014, when a fed­er­al dis­trict court reversed his death sen­tence for inef­fec­tive penal­ty-phase rep­re­sen­ta­tion. At that time, Eaton sought to bar a cap­i­tal resen­tenc­ing tri­al, argu­ing that the death of poten­tial mit­i­ga­tion wit­ness­es and the loss of mit­i­gat­ing evi­dence caused by the…