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Death row inmate no longer eligible for execution after spending 38 years behind bars

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A 73-year-old man who has spent nearly four decades on death row is now ineligible for capital punishment and might be granted a new penalty hearing.

Samuel Howard was sentenced to death in 1983, after he was convicted of robbing George Monahan of $2 and fatally shooting him in the head in 1980.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a New York court had recently vacated Howard’s previous lone violent felony conviction, which meant that it negated execution as a possible punishment for his killing of George Monahan.

The septuagenarian was initially given the death penalty based on two aggravating circumstances, one of which had been invalidated by the Nevada high court before the New York case was thrown out.



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