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Metro

Aug. 31, 2001

Hearing infuriates kin of Sampson’s victims

Families oppose attempt to overturn death penalty

Editor’s Note: The article is form the Globe archives. It originally ran on Aug. 31, 2010, the day after a hearing was held to determine if convicted killer Gary Lee Sampson was entitled to a new trial in order to reconsider his death penalty sentence.

The families of two men whom Gary Lee Sampson admitted killing in Massachusetts assailed a court hearing yesterday to determine whether he deserves a new trial, and one relative accused the judge of trying to find a way to prevent Sampson from being executed.

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