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Galloway seeks review of sentence

 

The Associated Press

 

JACKSON -- Mississippi death row inmate Leslie "Bo" Galloway III, convicted of raping and killing a Harrison Central High senior in 2008, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal. 

 

Prosecutors say Galloway, now 30, killed the teenager and dumped her body in a rural wooded area off Mississippi Highway 15. Hunters found her body. 

 

In 2013, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld Galloway's 2010 conviction and death sentence in the slaying of Shakeylia Anderson of Gulfport. 

 

Prosecutors say Galloway, now 30, killed the 17-year-old Anderson and dumped her body in a rural wooded area off Mississippi Highway 15. 

 

Prosecutors said Anderson was last seen getting into Galloway's car on Dec. 5, 2008. Hunters found her body the next day. 

 

Prosecutors said the teenager had been raped and severely burned and had been run over by a vehicle. 

 

Galloway had argued in the state courts that he would not have been eligible for the death penalty had it not been for a forensic pathologist's testimony about Anderson's sexual assault. 

 

Defense attorneys provided the Mississippi court a document with observations from out-of-state forensic pathologists who said the pathologist who testified gave his opinion but did not mention scientific principles or methodology. 

 

The Mississippi Supreme Court said the pathologist's testimony did not go beyond his expertise.

 

 

 

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