U.S. to Seek Death Penalty Against Iowa Woman
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Federal prosecutors will again seek the death penalty against a woman convicted in the 1993 slayings of five people in northern Iowa.
The Sioux City Journal says Assistant U.S. Attorney C.J. Williams filed noticed on Monday seeking a new sentencing hearing for Angela Johnson in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.
She was convicted in 2005 in the drug-related killings of three adults and two children near Mason City. The bodies were found in 2000.
A federal judge threw out Johnson's death sentence in March, ruling her lawyers failed to present evidence about her mental state that could have convinced jurors to let her live.
Johnson had been one of two women on federal death row. Her resentencing hearing is scheduled for June 2013.
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