OffbeatFlorida Supreme Court overturns death sentence for convicted felon

22:55  08 november  2018
22:55  08 november  2018 Source:   wpbf.com

Death sentence for sex offender who killed prison officer

Death sentence for sex offender who killed prison officer A convicted sex offender found guilty of killing a female corrections officer in Texas has been sentenced to death. A Jones County jury on Tuesday ordered the death penalty for 24-year-old Dillion Compton. Compton was convicted of capital murder Oct. 15 in the July 2016 slaying of guard Mari Johnson, whose beaten body was found in a storage unit at the Robertson prison in Abilene. The killing occurred while Compton was incarcerated for aggravated sexual assault of a child in a 2010 attack on a Dallas County girl. Prosecutors say Johnson suffered blunt force trauma and a crushed throat.

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The Florida Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of the man convicted of killing a St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office sergeant.

Eriese Tisdale killed Sgt. Gary Morales during a traffic stop in 2013.

In an order made public Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court upheld Tisdale's murder conviction.

The state's highest court ruled Tisdale must receive a new sentencing hearing due to changes in the state law that require a jury to vote unanimously in favor of the death penalty before a judge can hand down the sentence.

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Australian man jailed for persuading wife to kill herself.
A self-styled preacher who wanted to claim his wife's life insurance was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison for persuading her to kill herself in what a judge described as an Australian-first conviction.Graham Morant, 69, was convicted by a Queensland state Supreme Court Jury in October on charges of counselling and aiding his wife Jennifer Morant to suicide at their Gold Coast city home in 2014.

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