Thursday, February 20, 2014

Death Sentence in Iredell County

Bernard Lamp was sentenced to die for the 2008 murder of Bonnie Lou Irvine.

According to press reports, Irvine responded to a craigslist ad from Mr. Lamp and was not seen again, until he was found driving her car and she was found buried in a shallow grave. Press reports that the defense argued there was no direct evidence linking Lamp to the murder and that there was no evidence that a 1st degree murder was committed.

When he was convicted of first degree murder, Lamp protested his innocence and tried to fire his attorneys. He eventually recanted, but not before serious questions as to his competency were raised.