Removed from death row by appeal, Griffin gets life

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury has handed a life sentence to a man convicted of killing a woman whose wounded 9-year-old son managed to call a relative for help.
The Brazos County jury resentenced Stanley Griffin on Thursday.
Griffin had been sentenced to death in 2012 for the strangling of 29-year-old acquaintance Jennifer Hailey at her College Station home and stabbing her 11-year-old son. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned his death sentence in 2016, though, citing a lack of evidence.
This time, Griffin was tried on a murder charge instead of capital murder, and jurors returned the maximum penalty. Hailey’s son, how 17, survived to testify for the prosecution.


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