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Posted at 8:20 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Death penalty not struck down in Md.


A judge has denied eight motions seeking to avoid the death penalty as a sentencing option by lawyers for a man accused of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl.

Judge J. Frederick Price in Cecil County Circuit Court denied the motions by public defenders for 31-year-old Thomas J. Leggs Jr. on Wednesday.

They had claimed that death by lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment.

Leggs is charged with murder and other offenses in the kidnapping and slaying of Sarah Foxwell. Her burned remains were found Christmas Day 2009 in Wicomico County.

The trial has been moved to Cecil County.

By WBOC-TV  | January 27, 2011; 8:20 AM ET
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What? No hand-wringing crybabies defending this punk? I am surprised!

Posted by: PZ007 | January 27, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Hey, ya gotta cut costs somehow. Fry the SOB and the State won't have to keep paying room and board.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | January 27, 2011 3:18 PM | Report abuse

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