Judge Denies Motion To Postpone Second Death Penalty Trial For Donald Fell
The second trial for a man convicted of abducting and killing a North Clarendon woman 16 years ago is going forward without delay. Donald Fell was originally convicted for the kidnapping and murder of Terry King in 2005, but his death sentence was overturned due to juror misconduct, and a new trial was ordered.
That trial is set to begin early next year after U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford denied a recent defense motion to postpone trial. Judge Crawford also denied a motion to declare the death penalty unconstitutional.
To learn more about what's been going on in the second trial of Donald Fell, VPR spoke with Adam Federman, a reporter covering Rutland County for VTDigger.