Wednesday, April 09, 2008

People v. Wilson (Cal. Supreme Court - March 27, 2008)

Virtually every death penalty case is sad. But some are even more tragic -- and senseless -- than others.

"On July 25, 1996, her first day as cashier at Seng Heng Market, victim Sary San was shot and killed during an attempted robbery. The fatal shooting was captured by the market’s surveillance cameras, which recorded both picture and sound. . . . The videotape revealed that before San had a chance to open the cash register, the suspect shot her in the back of the head at pointblank range."

Another death sentence unanimously affirmed.