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Supreme Court To Listen To Death Penalty Appeal

Last updated on Thursday, July 10, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in the case of Tommy Pruitt who was sentenced to death in 2003 for the murder of a Morgan County sheriff’s deputy.

Sergeant Dan Starnes was shot during a traffic stop in 2001 and died a month later.

A decision on overturning the death penalty for Pruitt could take up to a year.

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