Subscribe Register Login

Tuesday, September 02, 2014, 6:51 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Man convicted in UA student's death makes appeal

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published May 22, 2014 at 7:15 a.m. Updated May 22, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.

A man sentenced to die for killing a University of Arkansas student wants a new trial on grounds that his lawyer abandoned a mental illness defense during trial.

Zachariah Scott Marcyniuk was convicted in the 2008 slaying of Katie Wood, who was attacked in her apartment and stabbed 50 times. A lawyer argued before the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday that Marcyniuk's trial attorney asked the jury to find him guilty of second-degree murder when he should have pressed the mental illness defense.

A lawyer for the state attorney general's office argued that Marcyniuk's trial lawyer pressed the mental illness defense throughout the trial and that there is no reason Marcyniuk should get a new trial.

The high court will issue its ruling later.

Comments on: Man convicted in UA student's death makes appeal

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Veterinary assist

    veterinary assistantall hours available. Weekends a must. Ap...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Hr/payroll

    is currently accepting applications for:•Director of Campus ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Apartment manager- needed for small

    apartment manager-needed for small LR complex. Send resume t...
    JONESBORO, AR

  • Early childhood coor

    arkansas river education service cooperative is seeking appl...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Vascular sonographer

    The performs required vascular ultrasound & clinical evalua...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 912 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online