WoodallMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (4/23/14) ― The Supreme Court of the United States has said there will be no new sentencing hearing for Robert Keith Woodall, who confessed to the death of a 16-year-old Muhlenberg County girl in 1997.

In a 6-3 ruling Wednesday, the federal ruled that Woodall's death sentence for kidnapping, raping and murdering the Sarah Hanson, when he abducted her from the Minit Mart in Greenville.

The 6th District Court of Appeals had upheld a federal ruling that the judge in the murder trial should have instructed the jury to not draw negative conclusions from the fact Woodall did not take the stand in the 1998 sentencing hearing.

To read a previous story on the case, go to: http://surfky.com/index.php/component/content/article/51-top-news-for-all-sites/42351-former-lawman-recalls-murder-case-as-supreme-court-ponders-sentencing-technicality.

To read the entire decision, go to: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/slipopinions.aspx – click on docket number 12-794.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Seniors Celebrate with Cook-out, Games, Fellowship

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/25/15) — The Senior Citizens Center hosted “Celebrate Older American’s Day” Friday, May 22. SCS… Read More

Teen Faces Charges for Alleged Assault

PADUCAH, Ky. (5/25/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, two young women reportedly were injured in an… Read More
1 DOW 18,232.02
-53.72 (-0.29%)    
2 S&P 2,126.06
-4.76 (-0.22%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,089.36
0.00 (0.00%)    

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 6764

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 6475

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 6149

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3922

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3435

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10630

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7468

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 25, 2015 2781

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 1595

UPDATE - MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 1306

MCC's Felicia Johnson Receives State KCTCS Award

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 1094

'Cooking for the Cure' Fundraiser Brings Out…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 889

Hopkins Man Injured in Muhlenberg Motorcycle…

by SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 724

Reading Solutions Offers Students a Hand in…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 652

Caldwell County Native Helping Unwrap Secrets of…

by Whitney Harder
May 24, 2015 539

Prosecutors from Kentucky, Tennessee to Attend…

by Leland Hulbert
May 23, 2015 531

Whitfield Meets with Kentucky Ambulance Providers

by Ed Whitfield
May 25, 2015 489

Damascus Road House Leads Young People to Christ

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News