State Supreme Court holds death penalty hearing in Russell Peeler case

A jury sentenced Russell Peeler to death for

A jury sentenced Russell Peeler to death for ordering his brother to kill a woman and her 8-year-old son in 1999. (July 10, 2014 5:32 PM)

The state Supreme Court held a special session today to hear the appeal of a death row inmate from Bridgeport.

A jury had sentenced Russell Peeler to death for ordering his brother to kill Karen Clarke and her 8-year-old son B.J. Brown in 1999. The child had been set to testify against Peeler in another murder case.

Public Defender Mark Rademacher wants a new penalty hearing for Peeler....

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