McCool Saves Man Accused of 31 Homicides from Death Penalty

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2002/12/11/jury-starts-weighing-gang-trial-evidence/aecf4aeb-c241-4367-bfa6-4b09b84fd02c/?utm_term=.f357ddbcf351

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2003/02/28/gang-leaders-attorneys-argue-against-death/45ebd4ab-c0ee-4500-8f05-60f2e4698266/?utm_term=.78b45df2fbd7

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2003/03/14/dc-killers-get-life-as-jury-deadlocks/dcf464ea-b300-40fb-bd03-a98109f28413/?utm_term=.5e4ed7e46631

Following a 13-month jury trial, Rodney Moore, represented by Steven McCool, was sentenced to life imprisonment, after the jury refused to impose to death penalty. Mr. Moore was facing the death penalty for his role in 31 homicides in Washington, D.C. over an 11-year period, “the most murder counts filed in a single case in the city.” In his closing argument, McCool asked the jury for mercy, and stated “I’m asking you to banish [Mr. Moore] into the bowels of a federal penitentiary for the rest of his life.”

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