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Stories with person: Patrick Kennedy
  • Spared death in 2008, man continues appeals in child rape 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 2:37 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - He was spared the death penalty by the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark 2008 decision. Now a man convicted in the 1998 rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter wants a federal appeals court in New Orleans to uphold a ruling that could lead to his freedom - or a new trial.