State Supreme Court to hear Russell Peeler death sentence appeal

A jury sentenced Russell Peeler to die for

A jury sentenced Russell Peeler to die for ordering the killings of Karen Clarke and her son BJ Brown in 1999. (June 5, 2014 1:11 PM)

The state Supreme Court has scheduled a rare special session to hear the appeal of a death row inmate from Bridgeport.

A jury sentenced Russell Peeler to die for ordering the killings of Karen Clarke and her son BJ Brown in 1999.

The boy was a key witness against Peeler in another case.

Peeler's attorneys argue he should not be put to death for the crimes and justices will hear...

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