Entries tagged with “Marvin Rice

Policy Issues

Prosecutorial Accountability


Sentencing Data


Apr 11, 2019

Missouri Supreme Court Grants New Sentencing Trial to Man Who Was Sentenced to Death Despite 11 Jurors’ Votes for Life

The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a new sen­tenc­ing tri­al for Marvin D. Rice (pic­tured), a for­mer sheriff’s deputy whose tri­al judge sen­tenced him to death despite the votes of 11 of his 12 jurors to sen­tence him to life. On April 2, 2019, the court vacat­ed the death sen­tence imposed by St. Charles County Judge Kelly Wayne Parker in 2017 under the state’s con­tro­ver­sial hung jury” sen­tenc­ing pro­vi­sion. Under that law, the tri­al judge has…