Death Row Inmate Will Stand Trial Again

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that
a death row inmate can be tried for a second time on capital kidnapping charges stemming from a 1991 crime spree.
The high court in a unanimous opinion said that 51-year-old Michael D. St. Clair would not be harmed by facing a second trial on charges of capital kidnapping, attempted murder, receiving stolen property and arson in Hardin County. His conviction was overturned in 2005.
St. Clair said a second trial would violate his right to a speedy trial. The unsigned opinion issued Thursday in Frankfort said St. Clair could appeal any perceived error once the trial was over, but that the trial should be allowed to go forward.
St. Clair was sentenced to death for kidnapping and killing Frank Brady.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Jun 19, 2008 at 02:39 PM
    CONVICTED AND SENTENCED TO DEATH 17 YEARS AGO AND HE IS STILL ALIVE. GOOD THING HE DIDN'T DO THIS IN THE 1800'S. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN PUT TO DEATH NO LATER THAN THE NEXT DAY BY HANGING. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO GOOD OLD FASHION JUSTICE?????? THE ACLU AND TOO MANY SISSIES.
  • by Lisa Location: Lexington on Jun 19, 2008 at 12:02 PM
    The people of that city need to protest this. I new trial takes alot of time and money, and that money comes from your community.They are going to try somebody already sentenced to death. That has got to be stupidiest waste of tax payers money I have ever seen. I got an idea, waste that money on fighting his appeals so he can go ahead and fry for his murder he was already convicted of.

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