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Thu March 13, 2008
New Trial For Man Accused Of Killing Guard
Rawlins, Wy – A prosecutor says that a Wyoming prison
inmate whose death sentence on a conviction of killing a prison
guard was overturned last month will stand trial again in state
Carbon County Attorney Cindy Lynn DeLancey said today
(Wednesday) that she plans to try inmate James Harlow again in
connection with the 1997 stabbing death of Cpl. Wayne Martinez at
the state penitentiary in Rawlins.
U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer of Cheyenne last month
ordered a new trial for Harlow and set aside his death sentence.
Brimmer ruled that Harlow failed to receive a fair trial before
receiving the death sentence.
Harlow was originally sentenced to three life prison sentences
for the 1985 rape and murder of a teenage girl in Rock Springs.
He started that sentence at the Nebraska State Penitentiary but
was sent back to Wyoming shortly before Martinez was killed.