FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Court Upholds Ga. Cop Killer's Death Sentence

September 20, 2012  | 

A convicted Georgia cop killer remains on death row, after a federal appeals court rejected his argument that he had ineffective counsel, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, in a 2-1 decision issued Sept. 13, agreed that Robert Wayne Holsey's lawyers didn't do a competent job, but their performance didn't affect the outcome of the trial.

Holsey fatally shot Baldwin County (Ga.) Sheriff's deputy Will Robinson during a traffic stop after an armed robbery at a convenience store in December 1995. Holsey was convicted in 1997 and sentenced to death.

Holsey's lead attorney, Andrew Prince, drank a quart of vodka every day during trial.

Tags: Cop Killers, Georgia, Death Penalty Cases, Federal Appellate Courts


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

Bob@Az. @ 9/20/2012 11:46 PM

Five f**kin' years later this pos is still wasting air? Our "justice" system sucks!! Burn this turd now!!!! Blues, stay safe.

Random @ 9/22/2012 1:17 AM

Long live the hanging tree and the justice it has long provided!

Jackson @ 9/24/2012 7:32 PM

While yet I am sorry for Will's death, a great officer killed in the line of duty, I believe there is another person who should be looked at. His sister made a comment a few years ago about having killed someone and had someone else setup to take the blame and was sitting on death row. Holsey was not the only one in the car there was two others in the car when the incident took place, and he was caught a couple days laughter not 3 hours.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

N.J. Court Rules for Cop Killer's Parole
A man convicted in the 1973 killing of a state trooper should be released on parole, a...
Video: Canadian LEOs Pay Respect to Fallen Officers
Albertans and law enforcement officers from across the province gathered in Edmonton...
Video: Treating PTSD Still Issue for Police
Mental health experts say post-traumatic stress disorder is a very real concern in first...
New Jersey Officer Shoots Suspect After Stabbing, Gun Grab
A knife-wielding suspect was shot by an Asbury Park, N.J., police officer during a...
Officer Found Dead at Ottawa Police Headquarters
Police in Ottawa, Canada, are mourning the death of one of their own after an officer was...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine