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Convicted Killer Denied Parole:   A story by Paul Srubas of the Green Bay Press Gazette reports that murderer Rey Moore, 64, has been denied parole for his part in the 1992 killing of a co-worker.  Moore was one five employees at the James River Paper Mill in Green Bay, convicted of participating in the murder of mill worker Tom Monfils by tying a weight around his neck and throwing him in pulp vat.  Monfils was killed after the group learned that he had told police that one of them planed to steal an extension cord from the Mill.  Like Moore, the other accomplices received life sentences.

NY Lifer Gets Another Sentence for Cold Case Killing:  Joe Arena of WIVB in Buffalo reports that murderer Frederick Wooten, 53, has been convicted and sentenced to 5 to 15 years for the 1993 strangling murder of Karyn Snead, a co-worker at Buffalo General Hospital.  The cold case was solved while Wooten was serving a life term for the 1994 rape and murder of 30-year-old Denise Broughton.  

28-year-old Could Face Death Penalty in Teen Murder:  Santa Monica Times writer April Charlton reports that prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if 28-year-old Ty Michael Hill is convicted of the 2010 killing 15-year-old Dystiny Myers.  Hill has been charged with first degree murder, kidnapping, torture, and aiding and abetting in the murder of Myers.  Four others are also being charged in connection with this case.  Allegedly, Myers died after being drugged, beaten, duct-tapped, and had a glove shoved down her throat.  The victim's charred body was discovered last September in a remote area of San Luis Obispo County.

Mother Sentenced to Death for Murder of her Daughter:  Angela Darlene McAnulty on Thursday became the first Oregon woman sentenced to death since state voters restored capital punishment in 1984.  Karen McCowen of The Register Guard reports  that McAnulty, 42, was convicted of the 2009 killing of her 15-year-old daughter Jeanette.  At her trial jurors heard evidence indicating that McAnulty deprived Jeanette of food and water while beating her regularly which eventually led to her death.  Jeanette's father Richard McAnulty has also been charged with aggravated murder and his trial is set for May.

SCOTUS smackdown of Ninth Circuit -- again:  SF Chron Token Conservative Debra Saunders has this post, with the foregoing title, on the Martin decision.

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