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Carjack Killer Sampson Is Formally Sentenced To Death

Convicted spree killer Gary Lee Sampson is going back to death row.

After a brief outburst when Sampson screamed obscenities at the judge in Boston federal court, the judge on Friday formally imposed a death penalty sentence.

A jury last month gave Sampson the death penalty for one of two carjack killings he committed in separate incidents in 2001.

Sampson had previously been sentenced to death in 2003, but that verdict was overturned after juror misconduct was discovered.

Defense attorneys had asked the judge to set aside the death penalty and give Sampson life in prison instead.

Read more at: http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/02/03/gary-lee-sampson-formal-death-sentence

Gary Lee Sampson juror: ‘It’s about justice’

BOSTON – Less than one month after convicted spree killer Gary Lee Sampson was sentenced to death, a juror is speaking about his experience deciding the fate of another man.

Greg Gadbois was juror number 8 in the trial, said his sole mission as he went to federal court every day for 10 weeks was to provide justice.

“It’s about justice, it’s trying to say, does this deserve this,” he said.

Sampson killed three people in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in 2001 and had previously pleaded guilty and been sentenced to death, but after evidence that a juror in the original trial was untruthful his case was sent for a new sentencing trial.

“The jury was very good, I was very impressed,” he said.

The jury began deliberating on Thursday, Jan. 5 and Gadbois said they had agreed on the sentence the next day, but wanted the weekend to process the decision.

“For me to really

Read more at: http://www.fox25boston.com/news/gary-lee-sampson-juror-its-about-justice/487672000

Spree killer Gary Sampson allowed to read juror’s secret letter

BOSTON – A spree killer sentenced to death for one of three murders he committed more than 15 years ago will be allowed to read a secret letter written by one of the jurors who delivered the sentence earlier this month.

But under an order issued late last week by federal Judge Leo Sorokin, the letter will remain under seal and out of public view as copies are provided to prosecutors and defense attorneys representing Gary Lee Sampson, a former drifter from Abington who has admitted to killing two men on the South Shore and a third in New Hampshire in a four-day crime spree in 2001. Sorokin had allowed the note to be kept in the non-public record of the case after it was discovered tucked between the pages of the jury’s verdict forms two weeks ago.

In his

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Spree killer Gary Sampson allowed to read juror’s secret letter …

BOSTON – A spree killer sentenced to death for one of three murders he committed more than 15 years ago will be allowed to read a secret letter written by one of the jurors who delivered the sentence earlier this month.

But under an order issued late last week by federal Judge Leo Sorokin, the letter will remain under seal and out of public view as copies are provided to prosecutors and defense attorneys representing Gary Lee Sampson, a former drifter from Abington who has admitted to killing two men on the South Shore and a third in New Hampshire in a four-day crime spree in 2001. Sorokin had allowed the note to be kept in the non-public record of the case after it was discovered tucked between the pages of the jury’s verdict forms two weeks ago.

In his

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Spree killer Gary Sampson allowed to read juror’s secret letter

BOSTON – A spree killer sentenced to death for one of three murders he committed more than 15 years ago will be allowed to read a secret letter written by one of the jurors who delivered the sentence earlier this month.

But under an order issued late last week by federal Judge Leo Sorokin, the letter will remain under seal and out of public view as copies are provided to prosecutors and defense attorneys representing Gary Lee Sampson, a former drifter from Abington who has admitted to killing two men on the South Shore and a third in New Hampshire in a four-day crime spree in 2001. Sorokin had allowed the note to be kept in the non-public record of the case after it was discovered tucked between the pages of the jury’s verdict forms two weeks ago.

In

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Spree killer Gary Sampson allowed to read juror’s secret letter …

BOSTON – A spree killer sentenced to death for one of three murders he committed more than 15 years ago will be allowed to read a secret letter written by one of the jurors who delivered the sentence earlier this month.

But under an order issued late last week by federal Judge Leo Sorokin, the letter will remain under seal and out of public view as copies are provided to prosecutors and defense attorneys representing Gary Lee Sampson, a former drifter from Abington who has admitted to killing two men on the South Shore and a third in New Hampshire in a four-day crime spree in 2001. Sorokin had allowed the note to be kept in the non-public record of the case after it was discovered tucked between the pages of the jury’s verdict forms two weeks ago.

In his

Read more at: http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/20170123/spree-killer-gary-sampson-allowed-to-read-jurors-secret-letter

Spree killer Gary Sampson allowed to read juror’s secret letter

BOSTON – A spree killer sentenced to death for one of three murders he committed more than 15 years ago will be allowed to read a secret letter written by one of the jurors who delivered the sentence earlier this month.

But under an order issued late last week by federal Judge Leo Sorokin, the letter will remain under seal and out of public view as copies are provided to prosecutors and defense attorneys representing Gary Lee Sampson, a former drifter from Abington who has admitted to killing two men on the South Shore and a third in New Hampshire in a four-day crime spree in 2001. Sorokin had allowed the note to be kept in the non-public record of the case after it was discovered tucked between the pages of the jury’s verdict forms two weeks ago.

In his

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Judge Says Mysterious Letter Found By Jurors Has No Impact On Sampson Death Penalty Verdict

A federal judge has resolved an issue raised by defense attorneys for the killer sentenced to death earlier this month by a federal jury in Boston.

The judge allowed prosecutors and lawyers for Gary Lee Sampson to view a letter that a juror tried to include with the sentencing verdicts and decided that the letter had no impact on the verdicts.

The forewoman, who discovered the letter between pages of the verdict form she was asked to send to the judge, gives her account of finding the mysterious letter and deciding what to do about it.

A Furtive, Folded Letter Appears

It was near noon on Monday, Jan. 9. The jury had reached its verdicts. The jurors had signed their names to the 30-page verdict form, and the forewoman, Tara Delmonico, was preparing to seal the envelope to bring to the

Read more at: http://www.wbur.org/morningedition/2017/01/23/gary-lee-sampson-jurors-letter

Sampson Juror Expresses Regret Over Split Verdict

“I was looking for anything to give me a little bit of a reason why I wouldn’t vote for the death penalty,” Delmonico said. “I looked and I looked and I looked again … and I couldn’t find it. I couldn’t find it.”

Delmonico, a mental health professional, says she believes Sampson was mentally ill.

The jurors agreed Sampson had an anti-social personality disorder. They agreed with the defense that he suffered from mild traumatic brain injury or TBI. They were sympathetic as well to other circumstances in his life. But they rejected out of hand the defense claim that so-called impairments, like mental illness and TBI, were responsible for Sampson’s conduct and crimes.

“It wasn’t his impairments. This was a person who is narcissistic and egocentric to the core. That’s what drove him,” Delmonico said. “And that’s a rational choice that someone making a sound

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Sampson Juror Expresses Regret Over Split Verdict

“I was looking for anything to give me a little bit of a reason why I wouldn’t vote for the death penalty,” Delmonico said. “I looked and I looked and I looked again … and I couldn’t find it. I couldn’t find it.”

Delmonico, a mental health professional, says she believes Sampson was mentally ill.

The jurors agreed Sampson had an anti-social personality disorder. They agreed with the defense that he suffered from mild traumatic brain injury or TBI. They were sympathetic as well to other circumstances in his life. But they rejected out of hand the defense claim that so-called impairments, like mental illness and TBI, were responsible for Sampson’s conduct and crimes.

“It wasn’t his impairments. This was a person who is narcissistic and egocentric to the core. That’s what drove him,” Delmonico said. “And that’s a rational choice that someone making a sound

Read more at: http://www.wbur.org/morningedition/2017/01/20/gary-lee-sampson-juror