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Sparks hearing rescheduled for March

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Bufordthe1st

He should have burned a long time ago for what he did.

Bufordthe1st

He should have burned a long time ago for what he did.

Lulu

What a despicable miscarriage of justice hidden in the fine print. I remember that horrific crime and the trial. Sparks is a monster.

tagup

So the rape & murder of a 12 year old doesn’t qualify for the death penalty?......what crime could deserve it more?

Nicole Montesano

Tagup, the issue is that the law has changed. It now requires prosecutors to prove that the crime was premeditated. That wasn't required in 1999, and so it wasn't part of the charges. The new law now applies because he has been found entitled to a new sentencing trial.

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