Eaton attorneys file federal appeal
Casper, Wy – Lawyers representing Wyoming's lone death row inmate are criticizing both his original state court prosecutor and defense lawyer in a federal appeal of his death sentence. Dale Wayne Eaton was sentenced to death in the 1988 rape and
murder of 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell, of Billings, Mont. She disappeared while driving from Colorado to Cody. Investigators in 2002 matched Eaton's DNA to her body and found her car buried on his property.
Lawyers for Eaton's federal appeal filed papers this week
claiming his original defense lawyer did an inadequate job. They
also claim that Eaton's state prosecutor failed to disclose details
about how another inmate who testified against Eaton was in line to
receive a lower prison sentence.