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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Oh, did I forget to mention that?

George Smithey -- a California inmate whose death sentence was recently commuted to life without parole -- hanged himself over the weekend. A judge agreed to a lighter sentence because of Smithey's mental retardation. The salient fact:

The spokesman said he did not know whether Smithey had been told that a Calaveras County judge overturned his death sentence Aug. 23.

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