Killer claims his life sentence is served because he briefly died

Killer claims his life sentence is served because he briefly died
 

A court in the US has refused to release a convict who argued that he had completed his life sentence when he briefly "died".
Benjamin Schreiber, 66, was sentenced to life without parole in Iowa for bludgeoning a man to death in 1996.
He said his sentence ended when his heart stopped during a medical emergency four years ago, even though he was revived.
But judges said Schreiber's bid - while original - was "unpersuasive".
They said that he was "unlikely" to be dead, as he had signed his own legal documents in the case.
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9 November 2019 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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