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Serial Killer to Face Another Death Penalty Trial: Federal prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty for Gary Lee Sampson, a convicted serial killer who has managed to avoid capital punishment after 10 years worth of appeals.  Milton J. Valencia of the Boston Globe reports that Sampson was sentenced to death in 2003, but the sentence was vacated eight years later after it was revealed that one of the jurors had past encounters with law enforcement.  Prosecutors want to empanel a new jury to decide whether Sampson, who has been involved in several violent altercations while in prison, should be executed.

Convicted Killer May Avoid Execution: An Ohio man sentenced to death for the 1983 murder of a 19-year-old girl may avoid execution after DNA evidence revealed that he didn't rape his victim.  The Associated Press reports that 54-year-old David Steffen was convicted and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of the girl; however, after DNA disproved the rape conviction, Steffen's attorneys believe he is no longer eligible for execution.  Steffen, who admitted to the murder, will have his appeal heard in March 2014.

Woman Arrested Nearly 400 Times: Authorities in Chicago, Illinois say that a woman has been arrested for the 397th time, the newest offense occurred just weeks after her most recent release from prison.  CBS Chicago reports that 52-year-old Shermaine Miles was arrested last Wednesday after police say she stole a set of keys from an elderly man and was involved in a physical altercation while drunk in public.  Miles has been committing crimes for the past 30 years and has been arrested for a multitude of different crimes, including prostitution, battery, and armed robbery.

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