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US attorney will not appeal ruling in Sampson case

US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said Thursday that she will let stand a federal appeals court ruling that ordered a new sentencing trial for Gary Lee Sampson, the admitted serial killer who was sentenced to death in 2003.

Ortiz’s decision means she will have to decide whether to seek the death penalty again or to let Sampson serve a life prison sentence.

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