Subscribe Register Login
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Mobile App

Arkansas court rejects death row inmate's bad-lawyers claim

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 17, 2018 at 12:14 p.m.

Brandon Lacy

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a death row prisoner convicted of killing a man during a robbery that netted him $20 and a gun.

Brandon Lacy's new lawyers say he suffers from alcohol-fueled amnesia and other substance abuse. Lacy wanted the court to void his death sentence, saying his trial lawyers were ineffective.

The justices rejected that argument Thursday. The court said Lacy's trial team explored his mental problems but, as part of its strategy, didn't present all of them to jurors. Justices also noted Lacy's lawyers argued for a life term.

Randy Walker died in 2007. Prosecutors say Lacy, now 39, hit Walker twice in the head with a fireplace poker, stabbed him, slit his throat and set his trailer on fire. A co-defendant is serving life without parole.

Read Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments on: Arkansas court rejects death row inmate's bad-lawyers claim

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

SHOPPING

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online