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Habitual Criminal William Henry Furman, whose murder case was the vehicle for the Supreme Court's 1972 Furman v. Georgia decision, is back in a Macon jail on a burglary charge. In 1967 Furman admitted shooting and killing a homeowner during a burglary. His death sentence was overturned by the Court's famous decision, and he was paroled in 1984. Furman, 64, was arrested while burglarizing the home of a woman and her ten year old daughter. At the time of the arrest, he had a pair of the child's panties in his pocket, according to a story by Tim Sturrock, a reporter with the Macon Telegraph.

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Thankfully, Furman did not kill again. If these charges are true, Furman should leave prison in a pine box.

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