The sentencing date was set Thursday by Saline County District Judge Vicky Johnson, who presided over Aubrey Trail's murder trial and is one of three judges assigned to determine his fate.
When he heard that the Nebraska death row inmate had died while awaiting execution, the father of the victims felt resignation and regret. “Man, it’s still hard. I’ve been living with a broken heart.”
Aubrey Trail's attorney, Ben Murray, however, said the state's evidence went to Boswell's state of mind at the time of the murder, not Trail's, and consisted mainly of conjecture "based upon incomplete information and hyperbole."
Prosecutors allege Sydney Loofe's killing showed exceptional depravity, an aggravating circumstance that would make his case eligible for a death sentence.
Aubrey Trail told the presiding judge that he "does not wish to attend" the hearings that will determine whether he's sentenced to life in prison or to death.
Three-judge panels in March and June will hear evidence that the state says shows why they should get the death penalty and evidence that the defense says shows why they shouldn't before reaching a decision.
BIDEN, answering questions in Philadelphia on ABC: “The crime bill itself did not have mandatory sentences, except for two things, it had three strikes and you’re out, which I voted against in the crime bill.”
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