Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Death Row Prisoner Robert McCoy

HeadlineMay 15, 2018

And the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of death row prisoner Robert McCoy, who was sentenced to death in Louisiana after his lawyer told the jury his client had committed a triple murder, even though McCoy had always maintained his innocence. McCoy was accused of killing the mother, stepfather and son of his estranged wife in 2008. He repeatedly told his lawyer, Larry English, that he was innocent of the crimes and wanted to clear his name. But instead, his lawyer decided to pursue a different strategy, telling the jury repeatedly that McCoy was guilty. In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court decided McCoy now has the right to a new trial.

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