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    William David Riley, Sr. - Georgia




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

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    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.

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/ap/crime/co...-3-kids/nR64B/
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    On June 7, 2013, Riley filed a habeas petition in Federal District Court.

    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/geo...v01922/195248/

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    William Riley died in a Prison Hospital about six months ago of natural causes.

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    Was there any kind of news article in regards to his death?

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    I didn't find any but GASMAN has a lot of information about Georgia death row inmates. The Georgia DOC releases an annual report every January. I am still waiting for the 2014 report which will likely confirm this death.

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    There's also George Russell Henry who should be confirmed by that report. Georgia death row inmates don't seem to make much news it seems, so GASMAN's scoops are excellent for filling the void

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    Yes! GASMANDIRTY has been on top with the X's of Wellons, Holsey and Brannan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard86 View Post
    There's also George Russell Henry who should be confirmed by that report. Georgia death row inmates don't seem to make much news it seems, so GASMAN's scoops are excellent for filling the void
    I was a little off on Andrew Brannan he got shifted out of the rotation. I think the state did that to clear the way for Hill.

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