- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona Supreme Court ruling reinstates a man’s death sentence for a 1993 killing in Phoenix.

The unanimous ruling Monday says a Maricopa County Superior Court judge was incorrect when he ruled that Darrel Peter Pandeli didn’t receive effective legal representation during a re-sentencing.

Pandeli was sentenced to death for the killing of Holly Iller, but his death sentence was thrown out because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a procedural issue that affected a number of death-penalty cases.

Pandeli then was re-sentenced to death, but a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that Pandeli’s lawyers didn’t handle his case adequately.

However, the Arizona Supreme Court ruling concludes otherwise and reinstates Pandeli’s death sentence.

Pandeli also got a 20-year term for a 1991 killing.

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