Share on Twitter Tweet. He pleaded guilty, but two jurors later told his lawyers that another juror had made racist statements about his likely guilt. The same day, about eight hours later, the jury voted to sentence Mr. Those safeguards failed for Mr.
Was Death Sentence Imposed Because Convict Is Gay?
This Inmate Argued He Was Sentenced to Death Because He’s Gay. SCOTUS Just Refused to Hear His Case. – Mother Jones
Petition for Certiorari in Rhines v. One juror, Harry Keeney, reflected back on the case in a note that indicates sexual orientation was a factor when the jurors opted to send him to death row. Case number Donate Not Now. In , jurors deliberated the fate of defendant Charles Rhines, who murdered Donnivan Schaeffer while he was robbing a donut store in Rapid City, South Dakota, one year earlier.
South Dakota governor not planning to stop inmate execution
Kevin Drum. The Supreme Court may soon determine whether to take up the case of an out gay man whose lawyers say was sentenced to death by jurors who were biased against him due to his sexual orientation. The question of how to broadly to apply that exception was raised when Supreme Court justices ruled.
Jurors who convicted Mr. Those safeguards failed for Mr. Jump to navigation Skip navigation. The brief provided information about the long and painful history of discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in the United States and asked the court to issues a certificate of appealability to Mr. Next article girl gets fucked by dildo