High Court Taking Up Teen Death Penalty Issue

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Missouri jurors convicted Christopher Simmons of a murder they called “vile, horrible and inhuman,” says USA Today. Simmons, then 17, burglarized a neighbor’s home in 1993. After neighbor Shirley Crook, 46, recognized him, Simmons and a 15-year-old accomplice hogtied her, drove to a nearby park and pushed her off a railroad trestle into a river,
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