View Full Version : GUILTY MA - Gary Sampson gets new sentencing trial in 2001 killing spree

12-23-2003, 04:51 PM
Definition of Justice---When Bad things happen to bad people!!!!....
Hapoened today, Landmark Death Penalty Verdict in Gary Sampson Murder case...Particularly heinous murderer Sampson killed three people up here and NH ....One was a great kid...college student...who was helping him out giving him a lift., killed him to steal his car.... some called him the "Good Samaritan Killer"...It was very sad when they found the boy tied to a tree in the woods, Everyone had searched for him....This guy will get whats coming to him...
First death penalty in 50 years or so...

Elle Kaye
12-23-2003, 04:56 PM
smellsarat, do you mind if I move this to the crimes forum?

12-23-2003, 04:58 PM
No problem...just nice to see justice done!!!

10-21-2011, 09:21 AM
Not so fast:


A federal judge determined that incorrect answers of jurors during voire dire was sufficient to grant Mr. Sampson a new DP trial.

Specifically, he cited this juror:

"Wolf found that one of the jurors had intentionally and repeatedly answered questions dishonestly in an attempt to avoid talking about subjects that were painful to her. She never disclosed, for example, that her husband had a rifle and had threatened to shoot her, that she had ended her marriage because of her husband's substance abuse and that her daughter had served time in prison because of a drug problem.

Wolf said in his ruling that if the woman had disclosed those things during the jury selection process, the court would have found that there was a "high risk" that after listening to the evidence at Sampson's trial, her decision on whether to sentence Sampson to death could have been influenced by her life experiences. Wolf said the woman likely would have been excused from serving on the jury."

BBM-whose life experiences DONT shape their thinking? Mr Sampson confessed to his crimes, but no matter. He gets a do over.

05-11-2012, 05:27 PM
Judge says prosecutors can appeal decision to order second death penalty hearing for serial killer Gary Lee Sampson

A federal judge has authorized prosecutors to appeal his decision to order a second sentencing hearing to consider whether serial killer Gary Lee Sampson should be executed for carjacking and killing two people in 2001.

06-04-2012, 04:30 PM
This guy was sentenced to death in 2003 and just now the district is deciding his appeal/request for retrial? Are you kidding me? This is federal court. That means there are very few appeal options. Trial, appeal to 1st circuit, Supreme Court. How is it that a request for new trial sat around for 9 years?

10-03-2014, 09:09 PM
A federal judge made an extraordinary request Wednesday for US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and the top Massachusetts public defender, Miriam Conrad, to attend a hastily scheduled hearing to determine whether a lawyer representing serial killer Gary Lee Sampson should face sanctions...

Wolf ordered Sampson defense lawyer Danalyn Recer to explain why she should not face sanctions for violating a previous court order in the high-profile case, which involves the possibility of the death penalty...

On June 30, the judge barred defense lawyers and prosecutors from having any contact with a Bureau of Prisons medical examiner who was conducting a mental health evaluation of Sampson to determine whether he is fit to stand trial. The judge has raised concerns that Sampson suffers from a mental health disorder, and the order was meant to prevent both sides from influencing the evaluation.

Recer disclosed she communicated with the examiner and raised concerns his evaluation went beyond the narrow focus Wolf requested. Wolf said he could consider sanctions, such as revoking Recerís right to practice in Massachusetts and removing her from the case.


05-31-2015, 08:34 PM

A federal judge has rejected defense attorneys' argument that triple-killer Gary Lee Sampson shouldn't face the death penalty because he is not likely to live long enough to be executed...

Sampson’s new death sentence trial is scheduled for Sept. 16.