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July 22, 2014

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Court refuses to overturn death sentence

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court has refused a rehearing for Randolph Moore, who argues he should not have been sentenced to death in the 1984 killing of a couple in Las Vegas.

Moore complained the court in a ruling in August overlooked his claim that one of the aggravating circumstances used to impose the death penalty was invalid.

The court on Thursday also refused to send the case back to District Court to consider what Moore believed was new favorable evidence in his behalf.

Moore and Dale Flanagan were sentenced to death for the shooting of Carl and Colleen Gordon.

Previously, the court overturned the first penalty hearing for Moore on grounds there was misconduct by the District Attorney’s Office. A second penalty hearing was also reversed.

The court in August refused to overturn the finding of the third penalty hearing that Moore should be put to death.

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