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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.
According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.
Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.
Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.
A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.
The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated - My Fox Boston


Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated – My Fox Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.

According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.

Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.

Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.

A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.

The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.
According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.
Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.
Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.
A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.
The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated - My Fox Boston


Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated – My Fox Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.

According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.

Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.

Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.

A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.

The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.
According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.
Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.
Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.
A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.
The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated - My Fox Boston


Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated – My Fox Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.

According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.

Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.

Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.

A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.

The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.
According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.
Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.
Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.
A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.
The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated - My Fox Boston


Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated – My Fox Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.

According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.

Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.

Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.

A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.

The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.
According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.
Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.
Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.
A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.
The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated - My Fox Boston


Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated – My Fox Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.

According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.

Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.

Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.

A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.

The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.
According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.
Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.
Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.
A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.
The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated - My Fox Boston


Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated – My Fox Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.

According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.

Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.

Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.

A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.

The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.
According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.
Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.
Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.
A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.
The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated - My Fox Boston


Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated – My Fox Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.

According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.

Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.

Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.

A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.

The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.
According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.
Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.
Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.
A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.
The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated - My Fox Boston


Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated – My Fox Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.

According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.

Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.

Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.

A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.

The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.
According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.
Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.
Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.
A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.
The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated - My Fox Boston


Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated – My Fox Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.

According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.

Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.

Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.

A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.

The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.
According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.
Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.
Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.
A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.
The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated - My Fox Boston


Globe: Serial killer’s death sentence to be vacated – My Fox Boston

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson’s death sentence be vacated.

According to the Boston Globe, a new hearing will be held to determine Sampson’s penalty for killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo, of Kingston and 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, of Taunton.

Prosecutors said Sampson carjacked Rizzo and McCloskey after the men picked him up while he was hitchhiking. He then forced them to drive to secluded spots, stabbed them repeatedly and slit their throats. He later broke into a house in Meredith, N.H. and strangled 58-year-old Robert Whitney.

Sampson was the first person to receive a death sentence in Massachusetts under the federal death penalty law and the first person sentenced to death in the Commonwealth in 50 years.

A new penalty phase was ordered in 2011 after it was discovered that a juror had lied about her past, tainting the jury pool. The Globe reported that the juror did not report she had been threatened with a gun and that her daughter had a history of drug abuse and had been sent to jail.

The new penalty phase hearing has not been scheduled.

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