Murderer serving life sentence dies briefly and appeals for release

Nellie Chapman
November 10, 2019

The Iowa Courtroom of Appeals turn into unmoved, on the other hand, by Benjamin Schreiber's uncover for freedom ruling that the argument - on the other hand unique - turn into "unpersuasive".

A convicted assassin serving a life sentence within the Iowa State Penitentiary went to court docket to win his launch - as a result of he has already died.

Benjamin Schreiber, 66, was sentenced to life without parole in 1997 after being convicted of first-degree murder, WCVB reported.

"Schreiber is either alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is dead, in which case this appeal is moot", the court said in a six-page ruling.

He claims that because he "momentarily died" at the hospital that his life sentence has been served and took a case to the court of appeals. Schreiber momentarily died, according to court documents. The courts have not addressed whether he was wrongfully resuscitated.

The district court wasn't seeking to get hang of it, on the other hand, calling that argument "unpersuasive and without merit".

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Mr Schreiber's lawyer did not respond to requests for comment Friday, and a hospital spokesman said he did not immediately have a comment. The court has yet to rule on this part of the case.

In a proposal put forward by Schreiber previous year, he said that he had already recovered from his will, and his short "death" allowed him to resurrect.

Eve Brensike Primus, a professor who teaches criminal law at the University of Michigan Law School, said it was unsurprising that the theory had only been tried a handful of times.

They said that it was "unlikely" to be dead, as he had signed his own legal documents in the case.

In his appeal, Schreiber added that he was resuscitated against his will, which meant his "sentence has expired".

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