Jorge Galindo is fighting for his life in front of the Nebraska Supreme Court. His attorney, Doug Stratton claims there was no valid death penalty law at the time Galindo took part in a massacre at a US Bank Branch in Norfolk in 2002.
“I’m supposed to know the penalty for my crime if I commit it, and at that point and time if you’re going to engage in that legal fiction, those four individuals knew that their is no death penalty in place in the state of Nebraska, Now you’re trying to impose the death penalty on them? That’s ex post facto”.
At the time the U-S Supreme court had said a jury must decide death, not a Judge. The state claims a bill passed by the legislature a few months later cleaned the state law up. No word on when the State Supreme court will make a decision.