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Appeals Court Upholds Death Sentence For former FBI informant


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A death sentence has been upheld for a
former F-B-I informant who is awaiting execution for six murders in
eastern Kentucky.
The opinion from a federal appeals court dealt specifically with
the fatal shootings of two brothers in Laurel County in 19-91.
Fifty-year-old Robert Foley was sentenced to death in 19-93 for
killing Rodney and Lynn Vaughn during a dispute at his home.
Foley challenged the conviction on multiple grounds, including
that jurors were biased against him. He claims the trial judge
erred in allowing ten people to serve on the panel who acknowledged
knowing details about the killing of the Vaughn brothers.
Judge Deborah Cook in a writing for the court said a juror
having some knowledge of the case isn't enough to warrant
dismissal.

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