“Indiana Supreme Court denies death penalty statute appeal”

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The Republic

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court turned down the request of a Gary man accused of killing seven women to look at the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty statute before he goes to trial.

The Post-Tribune (http://trib.in/2oLRQMT ) reported the court denied 46-year-old Darren Deon Vann’s request Thursday, following suit with rulings in previous challenges in other Indiana cases. Vann argued the statute possibly violates the U.S. Constitution’s 8th Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.


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