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    Oct 2010

    William David Riley, Sr. - Georgia Death Row

    GDC ID: 0001131540

    Facts of the Crime:

    Was convicted of causing the 2000 deaths of his three children by arson.


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    Oct 2010
    Court reverses ruling in fire that killed 3 kids

    The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a lower court decision that had thrown out the convictions and death sentence for a man accused of setting fire to a trailer with his three children inside, killing them all.

    The lower court had thrown out convictions involving William David Riley of Covington based on its ruling on a finding that his trial attorney was ineffective.

    In a unanimous decision released Monday, Georgia's highest court disagreed, sending the case back to the lower court to determine whether his death sentence should be reinstated.

    Riley was convicted of murder and arson for the August 2000 Newton County trailer fire that killed his son and two daughters, ages 3, 5 and 6. He had been facing eviction from the trailer at the time.
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    May 2011
    On June 7, 2013, Riley filed a habeas petition in Federal District Court.

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