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Court reinstates death sentence for Ohio neo-Nazi

T h e Supreme Court this morning reinstated for a second time the death sentence of a neo-Nazi convicted of murdering three men in Ohio more than a quarter century ago. The justices ruled unanimously that a federal appeals court wrongly set aside the death sentence of Frank Spisak. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati found Spisak's trial lawyer was ineffect ive and that his jury received faulty sentencing instructions. In an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, the high court said the 6th Circuit should have deferred to state court rulings that upheld Spisak's death sentence. Spi...


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