Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CCA Upholds Death Sentence for Coble

Billie Wayne Coble was convicted of capital murder in 1990 and sentenced to death.  In 2007, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (federal court) granted habeas relief and remanded the case for a new trial on sentencing.  A second jury sentenced Coble to death and now the CCA affirms that sentence.  The opinion is 68 pages long and I'm sure it is chocked full of interesting material, but I don't have time to peruse it now.  For those of you that are interested, you can get the full opinion HERE.  Presiding Judge Keller concurred HERE.