Man in Supreme Court ruling dies in prison waiting for resentencing
It took three different juries to send Shawn Lynch to death row for his conviction in a grisly 2001 Scottsdale murder.
And though the Arizona Supreme Court upheld his death sentence despite multiple allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, the U.S. Supreme Court threw it out because the court did not inform the jury that Lynch would never be eligible for release on parole. Parole had been abolished in Arizona in 1993.
Lynch died in prison Nov. 4, of apparent natural causes, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections. The corrections spokesman did not reveal the exact cause of death... read more