To hear death penalty appeal alleging anti-gay bias from jurors, Supreme Court refuses
Apr 18, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a gay death row inmate's appeal claiming the jurors were biased against him because of his sexual orientation.
Charles Rhines was convicted of the murder of Donnivan Schaeffer during the burglary of a Rapid City doughnut shop in March 1992. Multiple jurors made comments about Rhine's sexuality during the court proceedings.