NY Appeals Courts Hears Arguments on Death Penalty Law

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/22/nyregion/22COUR.html ALBANY, Sept. 21 – To the defense, James F. Cahill 3rd is a man of "broken mind and spirit" who deserves to live, the New York Times reports. He killed his wife, Jill, with cyanide in 1998, as she recovered from being beaten by him with a baseball bat, and his lawyers suggest he did so because he was distraught over the breakup of his marriage. To the prosecution, he is a man who deserves the sentence . . .

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