eighth amendment

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In August, 2004, Petitioner Brett Jones ("Jones") lived with his grandparents, Bertis and Madge Jones in Lee County, Mississippi. Jones v. State at 3–4. At the time, Jones was fifteen years old and legally a minor in the state of Mississippi. Id. at 13...

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James Kahler and his wife, Karen, had two daughters and one son. State v. Kahler at 113. During the summer of 2008, Karen began a sexual relationship with another female, and their marriage soon began to fall apart. Id. Ultimately, Karen filed for...

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Brothers Jonathan and Reginald Carr were found guilty of committing several violent crimes, including capital murder, stemming from three incidents that occurred in December 2000 in Wichita, Kansas. See State v. Carr, 331 P.3d 544, 573–74 (Kan. 2014)....

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On June 17, 1996, Marry Ane Pusch (“Marry”) and her 19-month-old daughter, Marry Elizabeth Pusch (“M.P.”), were murdered in their home in Wichita, Kansas. Marry was shot and stabbed and then doused in flammable liquid and her house was set on fire. M.P....
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In 1985, Petitioner Vernon Madison shot and killed Officer Julius Schulte in Mobile, Alabama and was sentenced to death by a jury for capital murder. Brief for Respondent, State of Alabama at 3; Petition for Writ of Certiorari, at 4. In 1986, the...

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In the fall of 2002, John Allen Muhammad and 17-year-old Lee Malvo carried out the “D.C. Sniper” shootings—a series of sniper-rifle shootings in the greater Washington. D.C. area in which the pair murdered twelve individuals and injured six others....

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In 1984, McWilliams raped and murdered a convenience store attendant. See McWilliams v. Commissioner, D.C. Docket No. 7:04-cv-02923-RDP at 3 (11th Cir. Dec. 16, 2015). For several months leading up to these events, McWilliams had been attending...

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Oral argument: March 20, 2012

Appealed from: Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals (Aug. 27, 2010)

Petitioner, 14-year-old Evan Miller, was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced by an Alabama state court to life in prison without...

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Oral argument: Nov. 1, 2011

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (June 7, 2010)

While serving time in a privately operated federal prison, Respondent Richard Lee Pollard fell and broke both his elbows....

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In 1963, 17-year-old Henry Montgomery was arrested for the murder of Sheriff Deputy Charles Hurt in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. See Brief for Petitioner, Henry Montgomery at 3. Montgomery was convicted of murder and received the death penalty....

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