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Dansby’s attorneys seek dismissal of death penalty

(Photo Supplied / Allen County Court House)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The attorneys for a Fort Wayne man accused of a quadruple murder are asking an Allen County judge to not consider the death penalty for their client.

In fact, the attorneys for 23-year-old Marcus Dansby are asking Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull to declare Indiana’s death penalty law to be unconstitutional.

That’s according to court filings reported on by the Journal Gazette, arguing that the death penalty violates the 5th, 8th, and 14th amendments of the US Constitution.

Dansby is accused of killing his girlfriend, their unborn child, and two other people on September 11, 2016. A fifth person was injured but survived the attack. Read more on that here. 

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1 comment

Rocky November 1, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Let’s see: 5th A: Once due process has been completed, you can be deprived of life. 8th A: cruel & unusual punishment…if you in fact murdered 4 people, let the punishment fit the crime. 14th A: Once due process has been completed, you can be deprived of life. Seems like the attorneys are going for a “hail Mary”

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