From: Angie Saxon [Email her]
18 years after this scumbag Latino abducts and murders a beautiful young blonde woman named Dru Sjodin (right), in the parking lot of a North Dakota mall, the rapist/murderer scores a legal win.
Rodriguez has been on death row at a federal prison for nearly two decades in the death of Dru Sjodin, a Minnesota woman who was abducted from a Grand Forks mall parking lot in November 2003.
Rodriguez, a sex offender, was arrested the following month. Despite several massive searches, Sjodin's body wasn't found until the following April near Crookston, Minnesota.
Judge tosses death sentence in slaying of N. Dakota student, by Dave Kolpack, Associated Press, September 7, 2021.
James Fulford writes: For once, this doesn't involve the Mexican consul (killer Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. was born in Laredo, TX), racial disparate impact, or a "white jury." It involves the "insanity defense," which as far as I'm concerned should be abolished.
Judge Ralph Erickson ruled Friday that misleading testimony from a medical examiner and limitations on mental health evidence had violated Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.'s constitutional rights. He ordered a new sentencing phase be conducted.
The only good thing about this is that they don't have to let him out, because he's still guilty, but they can't execute him yet. "Justice delayed is justice denied."