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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Ind. Deicisons - Supreme Court denies convicted murderer's request to litigate additional claims

In Marvin Bieghler v. State of Indiana, a 7-page order, dated 12/28/05, issued by a unanimous court, Justice Dickson writes:

Marvin Bieghler remains convicted of two murders and sentenced to death after having completed the judicial review to which he is entitled as a matter of right. After the State moved to set an execution date, Bieghler tendered papers asking permission to litigate three additional claims concerning Indiana’s lethal-injection method of execution, the length of time since his conviction, and the evidence of his guilt. Because we conclude Bieghler has not shown a reasonable possibility he is entitled to relief on any of these claims, we deny his request to litigate them. A date for execution of the sentence will be set by separate order.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 29, 2005 09:55 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions