Monday, July 11, 2005

S.C. Supreme Court Delays Execution

According to this report, the state Supreme Court has delayed the execution of James Robertson. Robertson had received permission in February to drop all his appeals and be put to death. Last month, Robertson filed court papers saying he deserved a new trial because his defense attorneys were ineffective and prosecutors committed misconduct during his 1999 trial.

Robertson allegedly stabbed his mother to death and beat his father with a baseball bat and claw hammer in their Rock Hill home in November 1997. Prosecutors say his motive was collection of a $2.2 million inheritance.

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