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Removed from Death Row by Appeal, Griffin Gets Life

Posted/updated on: February 9, 2018 at 2:37 pm
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BRYAN (AP) – A Central Texas jury has handed a life sentence to a man convicted of killing a woman whose wounded 9-year-old son managed to call a relative for help. The Brazos County jury resentenced Stanley Griffin on Thursday. Griffin had been sentenced to death in 2012 for the strangling of 29-year-old acquaintance Jennifer Hailey at her College Station home and stabbing her 11-year-old son. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned his death sentence in 2016, though, citing a lack of evidence. This time, Griffin was tried on a murder charge instead of capital murder, and jurors returned the maximum penalty. Hailey’s son, how 17, survived to testify for the prosecution.


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