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Serial killer Sampson appealing 2nd death sentence | New Hampshire

MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.

August 30. 2017 11:41PM



Convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson will appeal his second death sentence, continuing a 16-year legal battle to avoid execution.

The Boston Globe reports that appeal was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Monday.

Sampson, 57, was first given the death penalty in 2004 after was found guilty of killing three people during carjackings in the course of a week during 2001. However, that sentence was overturned in 2011 after authorities learned that one of the jurors omitted details on her background, preventing Sampson from receiving a fair and impartial jury.

In November 2016, Sampson was tried again for the three murders. Once again prosecutors asked for the death penalty.

Sampson lived in Abington when he committed the murders and was known as a “drifter.” In his 2004 trial, Sampson pleaded guilty

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Serial killer Sampson appealing 2nd death sentence

MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.

August 30. 2017 11:41PM



Convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson will appeal his second death sentence, continuing a 16-year legal battle to avoid execution.

The Boston Globe reports that appeal was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Monday.

Sampson, 57, was first given the death penalty in 2004 after was found guilty of killing three people during carjackings in the course of a week during 2001. However, that sentence was overturned in 2011 after authorities learned that one of the jurors omitted details on her background, preventing Sampson from receiving a fair and impartial jury.

In November 2016, Sampson was tried again for the three murders. Once again prosecutors asked for the death penalty.

Sampson lived in Abington when he committed the murders and was known as a “drifter.” In his 2004 trial, Sampson pleaded guilty

Read more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20170830/NEWS03/170839901

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

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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 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

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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