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  Archives:  November 2009

Biden appeals reversal of Cooke conviction to U.S. Supreme Court

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, November 6, 2009

On July 21, 2009, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the March, 2007 murder conviction and death sentence of James E. Cooke and ordered a new trial. That decision was rendered by a deeply divided Court in a 3-2 vote. The Delaware Department of Justice has carefully reviewed the Court’s ruling and researched the treatment of […]




Supreme Court upholds conviction and sentence of convicted killer

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2009

On Wednesday, November 4, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the 2008 conviction and death sentence of Shannon M. Johnson. “We are pleased that the conviction and sentence in this case has been upheld,” Attorney General Beau Biden stated. “The maximum sentence handed down and now reaffirmed by the Supreme Court is appropriate, ensures that justice […]






  Archives:  November 2009

Biden appeals reversal of Cooke conviction to U.S. Supreme Court

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, November 6, 2009

On July 21, 2009, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the March, 2007 murder conviction and death sentence of James E. Cooke and ordered a new trial. That decision was rendered by a deeply divided Court in a 3-2 vote. The Delaware Department of Justice has carefully reviewed the Court’s ruling and researched the treatment of […]




Supreme Court upholds conviction and sentence of convicted killer

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2009

On Wednesday, November 4, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the 2008 conviction and death sentence of Shannon M. Johnson. “We are pleased that the conviction and sentence in this case has been upheld,” Attorney General Beau Biden stated. “The maximum sentence handed down and now reaffirmed by the Supreme Court is appropriate, ensures that justice […]