Majority Upholds Murder Conviction; Dissenting Judge Blasts Indian Sentencing

(August 15, 2016, 2:25 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 12 affirmed the conviction and two life sentences for a Native American who killed his parents with a machete, though a dissenting judge strongly criticized federal laws that allow Indians to be sentenced more harshly than non-Indians convicted of the same crime and suggested that the issue should be presented to the U.S. Supreme Court for review (United States of America v. Gordon Lasley, Jr., No. 15-1738, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 14832)....
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