Convicted killer gets death penalty again

By: Laurie Ott Email
By: Laurie Ott Email

August 24, 2007

WAYNESBORO, Ga.---Late this afternoon a Waynesboro jury decided Willie Palmer should die for his crimes. That same jury convicted Palmer earlier of killing his wife and stepdaughter in 1995.

Palmer had been tried twice before. One trial ended in mistrial, the other in a conviction and death penalty that was later thrown out by the Georgia Supreme Court. That was because unknown to prosecution and defense, a witness was paid to testify.

Judge William Fleming will officially sentence Palmer at a later date, and Palmer will return to Georgia's death row, where he spent several years.

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