|Friday, February 11, 2011 – Steve Fermier|
|A judge has ruled on the possibility of the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of an 11 year old Eastern Shore girl.
The defense lawyer for the suspect in the December 2009 death of Sarah Foxwell argued that the state has no DNA evidence in the murder case against Thomas Leggs Junior.
Only DNA from an alleged sexual crime. DNA evidence or video of the crime or confession are the lynchpins in any death penalty consideration. But the judge in Cecil County refused to remove that option.
Prosecutors countered that the DNA evidence identified Leggs in a related crime…Foxwell’s murder.
The body of the little girl was found on Christmas Day two days after she was reported missing. Sf wbal and wbal.com.
Even though the death penalty has been effectively taken off the table in Maryland…and just this week word that any review could be months or years off…death will remain an option in this case.
… Fat chance. …