Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Miguel Soto's death sentences vacated - AP article and order

Death sentence tossed in slaying of former in-laws AP

A judge threw out the death sentence on Tuesday of a Kentucky inmate convicted of killing his former in-laws more than a decade ago after concluding that a juror gave inaccurate statements during pretrial questioning.

Oldham County Circuit Judge Karen Conrad also found that the same juror in the case of 39-year-old Miguel "Mickey" Soto failed to follow his oath and consider mitigating evidence in the case. Conrad ordered a new sentencing hearing for Soto.

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