What a terrible crime. The murder of an eighth-grade girl. The discussion about the girl's Cabbage Patch dolls -- and the fact that she was from San Diego -- made the facts particularly heartbreaking to me.
The California Supreme Court unanimously affirms the defendant's death sentence.
Defendant makes a not-implausible case that someone else -- George -- was in fact guilty of the crime. But he's got a hard time explaining his semen on the girl. And his story about consensual sex didn't cut it with either the jury or the California Supreme Court.