Supreme Court Upholds Conviction

1 decade 2 years 11 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
David Zink was convicted of killing 19-year-old Amanda Morton after rear-ending her car on Interstate 44 near Stafford in 2001. He had been released from federal prison in Texas just five months earlier after serving 20 years for abduction and rape. In his appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court, Zink argued that a trial judge erred in allowing him to defend himself. Zink had tried to win a voluntary manslaughter conviction by claiming at trial that he hadn't deliberated about the murder. The Supreme Court rejected Zink's argument, concluding he intentionally rejected efforts to be represented by a public defender.

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