November 16, 1987
JONES, WILLIE LEROY, PETITIONER
BAIR, TONI, SUPERINTENDENT, MECKLENBURG CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Sup. Ct. Va.
Rehnquist, Brennan, White, Marshall, Blackmun, Stevens, O'Connor, Scalia
The petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of Virginia is denied.
Justice Brennan and Justice Marshall dissenting:
Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 231 (1976), we would grant certiorari and vacate the death sentences in this case.
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