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Federal Court Overturns Death Sentence:  A divided panel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the death sentence of an Oklahoma man who murdered his girlfriend's husband sixteen years ago.  Sarah Stewart of NBC News4 reports that the panel ruled that the aggravating circumstance that the murder was "especially heinous, atrocious or cruel" found by the jury, was not sufficiently proven.  The court concluded that "supporting evidence is slim."  The victim was shot twice with a shotgun in his estranged wife's garage, and bled to death over several minutes.  While not mentioned in the news story, the panel's ruling was not unanimous.  According to dissenting judge Mary Beck Briscoe, "Rob Andrew correctly suspected his wife of having an affair with a man he trusted as his insurance agent.  He correctly suspected his wife and her lover of trying to wrest control of his life insurance away from him.  He correctly suspected his wife and her lover of attempting to kill him several weeks before by severing the brake lines on his car.  He confided in others that he was in fear of his life.  Having separated from his wife, Rob Andrew was murdered as he returned to the family home to pick up his children for the Thanksgiving holiday.  From the evidence, a rational juror could have concluded, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Rob Andrew had time to reflect on this cruel state of affairs before he died.  The evidence supported this aggravating circumstance..."  The Attorney General plans to appeal this ruling. 

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