Court Rejects Request to Rehear Case Against Convicted Cop Killer
October 19, 2010
The U.S. Court of Appeals has declined to review its decision to toss out the death sentence against a convicted cop killer due to prosecutorial error.
A request by the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office to rehear the case against Ronnell Wilson was rejected Tuesday by a deeply divided court.
Four judges wrote a strongly dissenting opinion to the decision, arguing the death sentence had been properly reached and should not be overturned based on error found "in a handful of words buried in the government's summation."
Wilson was convicted in Brooklyn Federal Court of murdering undercover NYPD Detectives Rodney Andrews and James Nemorin during a gun buy-and-bust operation in Staten Island. The jury sentenced Wilson to five death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection for his cold-blooded crimes.
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