Convicted murderer Reinaldo Rivera files appeal…
Convicted serial killer and death row inmate Reinaldo Rivera has begun his last round of appeals.
On Tuesday, Rivera filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in U.S. District Court in Augusta. The action orders that he be taken before a court and places the burden of proof on those detaining him to justify the detention.
Rivera has exhausted the appellate process in Georgia’s courts since a Richmond County Superior Court jury convicted him of murder and other charges and voted in favor of death as punishment for the brutal slaying of 21-year-old Army Sgt. Marni Glista.
Rivera stood trial only for Glista’s Sept. 9, 2000, killing, but he confessed to and was charged in the slayings of three other young women.
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Convicted murderer Reinaldo Rivera files appeal in U.S. District Court in Augusta
The Augusta Chronicle
By Sandy Hodson
Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 6:02 PM