Support the news

Judge Weighs Mitigating Factors Before Gary Lee Sampson Closing Arguments05:06
Download

Play
In this 2004 file photo, Gary Lee Sampson, center, is escorted into Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua, New Hampshire. (Jim Cole/AP)
In this 2004 file photo, Gary Lee Sampson, center, is escorted into Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua, New Hampshire. (Jim Cole/AP)
This article is more than 2 years old.

The death penalty case of Gary Lee Sampson is winding down in federal court in Boston. Closing arguments are set for Wednesday as to whether the court will uphold Sampson's 2003 death sentence.

Sampson's conviction for carjacking and murder will stand. Defense attorneys are arguing for a life in prison sentence; prosecutors want the death penalty.

Guest

David Boeri, WBUR senior reporter. He tweets @davidboeri.

This segment aired on January 3, 2017.

Related:

David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.

More…

Deborah Becker Twitter Host/Reporter
Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.

More…

Kassandra Sundt Twitter Producer/Reporter
Kassandra Sundt was a Radio Boston producer and reporter at WBUR. She started at the station as a Here & Now intern in 2010.

More…

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news