February 13, 2008

ID: Mark Lankford, guilty again

The local sites don't seem to have posted this AP item yet; it's fairly significant, from the Houston Chronicle:

Former Idaho Death Row Inmate Convicted in Retrial of Murdering Texas Couple

A jury has convicted former death row inmate Mark Lankford of killing a Texas couple in 1983 in north Idaho. Lankford was granted a new trial after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled he must be retried or released because of a jury instruction error in his first trial. Jurors in Wallace, Idaho, deliberated not quite four hours before finding Lankford guilty...

No intent to seek the death penalty this time. Updates as they come.

Update from the Shoshone County News Press: Lankford Found Guilty

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Justice has been served once again. Another jury has found Mark Lankford guilty of two counts of Felony Murder.

We should applaud the Idaho County Prosecutors office, the Idaho County Court and the IDaho C0unty Sheriff's Dept. for their hard work in keeping a dangerous killer off the streets.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 17th, 2008. What we should hope for is two consecutive life sentences without the possiblity of parole.

Mark Lankford should not be allowed out of prison. He has shown no remorse for what he had done.

Let's save another family the strain and stress of losing a loved one by keeping Lankford in prison where he belongs.