More appeals in 8-year-old murder case

The man who killed a GW sophomore and two others nearly eight years ago is still in a legal battle for his life.

Gary Sampson, the first person sentenced to die under the federal death penalty for crimes committed in Massachusetts, was sentenced in December of 2003 but has appealed and petitioned the decision for more than five years, according to The Boston Globe. Sampson has confessed to killing 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo and two other men.

Rizzo had just completed his freshman year at GW when he was murdered by Sampson near his hometown of Kingston, Mass. in July of 2001.

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