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Apr 15, 2016 12:36 PM

Lawyers ask to relocate carjack killings trial

The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for a man sentenced to death in the 2001 carjack killings of two Massachusetts men have repeated their request to move his retrial out of Boston.

The Boston Globe reports attorneys for Gary Lee Sampson argue in a motion unsealed Thursday that pretrial publicity will make it impossible to pick a fair and impartial jury for the retrial in federal court in Boston.

Sampson pleaded guilty and was given the federal death penalty for the killings of 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston, and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton. He also received a separate life sentence for killing a third man in New Hampshire during the same weeklong rampage.

Sampson's death sentence was overturned in 2011 after a judge found that a juror had lied about her background.


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