U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates Death Sentence For Ohio Man

Archie Dixon was convicted in the 1994 murder of a former roommate.(Photo: Ohio Department of Corrections)
Archie Dixon was convicted in the 1994 murder of a former roommate.(Photo: Ohio Department of Corrections)

The U.S. Supreme Court says a lower court was wrong when it threw out the death penalty and conviction of a Toledo man accused of beating his roommate and burying him alive.

The court on Monday issued an unsigned opinion that reverses the dismissal of Archie Dixon’s death sentence.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Dixon’s conviction because he was not read his Miranda Rights before being questioned by police.

The case went before the U.S. Supreme Court because of an appeal by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

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  • Anonymous

    No western democracies have capital punishment except the US. We are one with Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Syria, and other radical Muslim tyrannies. And people are worried about Sharia law being applied in the US—-it is all ready.