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Appeals court backs new sentencing for serial killer Gary Lee Sampson

A federal appeals court has ruled that serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence must be vacated and a new hearing held to determine the penalty for his crimes.

Upholding a ruling by US District Judge Mark L. Wolf, the court said “we conclude — as did the district court — that the death sentence must be vacated and a new penalty-phase hearing undertaken.”

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