The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request to hear the appeal of Delaware prosecutors in the overturned conviction of a Delaware man accused of raping and killing 20-year-old Lindsey Bonistall of White Plains. This means the case will have to be retried in Delaware, causing indescribable grief to the Bonistall family.
Bonistall was attacked on May 1, 2005 in her off-campus apartment at the University of Delaware, where she was a student. After raping and killing Bonistall, her attacker set the apartment on fire. The suspect, James E. Cooke, was convicted of the crime, but his conviction was overturned because of improper behavior by his lawyers.
Read the full story from my colleague Timothy O’Connor on LoHud.com