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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
An appeals court has rejected the state of Arizona's request for a hearing to reconsider its order that a judge examine a death-row inmate's claim that he had ineffective lawyers earlier in his case.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the state's request on Monday in the case of 70-year-old Edward Schad.
The appeals court blocked Schad's scheduled Wednesday execution, but lawyers for the state are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let the execution go ahead as planned.
The state is expected to ask the Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn the 9th Circuit's ruling that a lower-court judge needs to consider whether Schad was denied effective legal representation after his 1979 conviction.
Schad was convicted of murdering 74-year-old Lorimer "Leroy" Grove of Bisbee in August 1978.
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