PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court docket has declined to revive an effort to survey the death penalty against a Mexican immigrant charged in the 2015 killing of a consolation store clerk throughout a theft in metro Phoenix.
Prosecutors fill been asking the courts to revive their intent to survey the death penalty against Apolinar Altamirano ever since a decrease-courtroom buy concluded in mid-2019 that authorities couldn’t pursue his execution on memoir of he’s intellectually disabled.
Doubtlessly the most fashionable effort from prosecutors came this spring after they requested the Arizona Supreme Court docket to both cease Altamirano isn’t intellectually disabled or to ship the case wait on to the decrease courtroom to form one other decision on his incapacity.
On Wednesday, the deliver’s most sensible courtroom declined to review one other courtroom’s ruling over the deliver of affairs.
Altamirano is accused of fatally shooting Grant Ronnebeck, a 21-three hundred and sixty five days-former clerk at a Mesa consolation store, after Ronnebeck insisted that Altamirano pay for a pack of cigarettes. Authorities instruct Altamirano stepped over Ronnebeck to web several packs of cigarettes sooner than leaving the store.
He has pleaded no longer responsible to destroy, theft and various expenses in Ronnebeck’s death. Altamirano has already been sentenced to six years in reformatory for separate responsible pleas in the case and misconduct inviting weapons.
Altamirano is a citizen of Mexico who has lived in the U.S. with out authorization for approximately 20 years. He has been deported and returned to the U.S. in the past.
Then-President Donald Trump many times cited Altamirano’s case to illustrate of crimes committed by immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.