BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that convicted killer Russell Peeler Jr. of Bridgeport was not entitled to a lawyer he couldn’t afford, according to the Connecticut Post.
Peeler, convicted of ordering the murders of Karen Clarke and her 8-year-old son B.J. Brown in 1999, still awaits a decision on the death penalty, the Post said.
The case he appealed over his legal representation was his conviction for shooting to death Clarke’s boyfriend, Rudolph Snead, in a Bridgeport barbershop, the Post said.
In 2012, the Legislature struck down the state’s death penalty, and the state Supreme Court later revoked the death penalty for everyone. The high court is considering an appeal by the state’s top prosecutor to restore it, the Post said.
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