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State Supreme Court may change death sentences

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(KSL News) The Utah Supreme Court may be forced to reverse death sentences if there are not enough qualified attorneys to take on the appeals.

According to the Deseret News, the ruling stems from a 1988 murder case.

Michael Anthony Archuleta was convicted and sentenced to death. Over the past couple of years, he has tried to appeal but recently ran into problems finding lawyers.

The court ruled a defendant cannot be put to death without an adequate review of the conviction.

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