Too "Dead" For Jail, Claims US Man. But The Court Is Not Buying It

Too "Dead" For Jail, Claims US Man. But The Court Is Not Buying It

An inmate serving life for murder in the US state of Iowa offered a novel legal appeal, saying he should be released because he "died" four years ago. The Iowa Court of Appeals was unmoved, however, by Benjamin Schreiber's bid for freedom ruling that the argument -- however original -- was "unpersuasive". Schreiber, who was handed a whole life term without the possibility of parole after bludgeoning a man to death in the 1990s, became gravely ill in March 2015 when large kidney stones led to septic poisoning.

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