Death Sentence Voided Because Jurors Saw Shackles

The Washington State Supreme Court threw out a death sentence yesterday for a man who raped and killed a 65-year-old woman, saying the shackles he was forced to wear in court could have influenced jurors. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says that an 8-1 decision upheld Cecil Davis’ aggravated-murder conviction even though at least one juror spotted
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