|US Supreme Court to hear Arizona inmate’s death penalty case|
PHOENIX – The U.S. Supreme Court has added five cases to their merits docket for next term, including the death penalty case of an Arizona man convicted of killing two people 28 years ago.
At issue is whether high court rulings that have changed death penalty cases since James Erin McKinney’s initial sentence should be applied to his case and other death row inmates convicted before 2002.
McKinney was sentenced to death in 1993 after being convicted of murdering a woman in her Chandler home during a March 1991 robbery. He also fatally shot a man days later in another Phoenix-area robbery.
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