Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Life for Stepp

After 5 1/2 hours of deliberation, the jury in the Stepp case was unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Under NC law, this automatically results in the imposition of a sentence of life without possibility of parole.

No reports yet of what the split was.

Will the State finally stop seeking death in Wake County? First, Samuel Cooper, convicted of a spree of execution style murders, and now Joshua Stepp, convicted of sex assault and murder of a 10 month old, both ending in life sentences. Save us some money, Colin Willoughby, the jig is up.

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