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Appeals Court Overturns Inmate's Death Sentence

January 26, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A federal appeals court overturned the death sentence of a 21-year death row inmate, saying the state's definition of "exceptional depravity" in capital cases is too vague.

The 2-1 ruling by the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals sends the case of Carey Dean Moore, 42, back to a lower court for a new sentencing.

Moore was convicted in 1980 of murdering two Omaha cabdrivers during a robbery.

State Atty. Gen. Don Stenberg said the state will appeal.

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