Tag Archives: donald fell

Local News
May 30, 2018

Sports betting case cited in effort to void death penalty

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

Attorneys for accused killer Donald Fell are again asking a judge to declare the death penalty unconstitutional, this time citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding sports gambling.

Fell’s lawyers, in their filing seeking to overturn the federal…

Judge in upcoming Fell trial lets death penalty stand
News Briefs
December 14, 2016

Judge in upcoming Fell trial lets death penalty stand

By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — In a highly anticipated ruling, U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford has denied a motion by Donald Fell’s defense seeking to declare the Federal Death Penalty Act unconstitutional as cruel and unusual punishment. The 57-page decision issued Tuesday, Dec. 13,…