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Was the defendant in Furman v Georgia sentenced to death again later?  What happened...

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Posted February 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM via web

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Was the defendant in Furman v Georgia sentenced to death again later?  What happened to him?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM (Answer #1)

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The man who was convicted of murder, leading to this case, was never executed.  His name was William Henry Furman.

In 1968, Furman was sentenced to death for killing a man named William Micke during a home invasion robbery in 1967.  In 1972, his sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States.  He was never again sentenced to death.  Instead, he ended up getting paroled in 1984.  Twenty years later, however, he pleaded guilty to committing a burglary in Georgia.  He was sentenced to twenty years in prison at that time.

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