- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The re-sentencing of death row inmate Roger Lee Gillett is scheduled for Nov. 16 in Forrest County Circuit Court.

WDAM-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1ABs8rN ) Gillett was in court Monday.

The Mississippi Supreme Court last year overturned Gillett’s death sentence for killing a cousin and the cousin’s girlfriend and taking their bodies to Kansas. It upheld his conviction.

The Supreme Court found in Gillett’s case that an attempt to escape from a Kansas prison should not have been presented as an aggravating factor for sentencing.

Gillett and his girlfriend, Lisa Jo Chamberlin, were arrested in Kansas after state police looking for meth evidence at his father’s abandoned farmhouse found dismembered bodies in a freezer. Both were sentenced to death for capital murder.

Chamberlin’s sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2008.


Information from: WDAM-TV, https://www.wdam.com

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