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Jun 02, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Arizona Death Sentence After Jury Not Told of Defendant’s Ineligibility for Parole

The U.S. Supreme Court has over­turned a death sen­tence imposed on Shawn Patrick Lynch by an Arizona jury that had not been told he would have been inel­i­gi­ble for parole if jurors sen­tenced to him to life impris­on­ment. In a 6 – 2 deci­sion on May 31, the Court agreed to review Lynch’s case, vacat­ed the judg­ment of the Arizona Supreme Court, and sum­mar­i­ly reversed Lynch’s death sentence.