Richard Allen Davis, who made national news in 1993 for kidnapping and murdering 12-year-old Polly Klaas, got no sympathy from the California Supreme Court on Monday. By a unanimous vote, the court upheld the death sentence Davis received in 1996. The court shot down all of the reviled inmate's arguments, including that Davis didn't get a fair trial because he was tried in the San Francisco Bay Area's hostile media market. One legacy of Davis' crimes was the enactment of California's Three Strikes law.
Death Sentence Affirmed for Polly Klaas' Killer
June 2, 2009