Sentence Reversed for Faryion Wardripon June 14, 2011 in Serial Killers by Brian Combs
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a lower court ruling that ordered the State of Texas to either give Faryion Wardrip a new sentencing trial, or agree to giving him a life sentence. The case will now be sent back to the U.S. District Court for reconsideration.
Wardrip is on death row for the 1984 murder of 20-year-old Terry Sims in Wichita Falls. In 2008, a federal magistrate recommended that the death penalty be overturned because Wardrip received ineffective defense in his trial.
The U.S. Supreme Court in April reinstated the death penalty for a man in Los Angeles who had similar complaints about his attorneys. The Circuit Court ruling is certainly a result of this decision.
Wardrip is already serving three consecutive life sentences for other slayings.