Lawyers for a Louisiana man who received a death sentence for raping a child will get the chance to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court why they believe he should be spared the death penalty.
Patrick Kennedy was accused of raping his 8-year-old stepdaughter in 1998, badly injuring her during the crime. She testified against him five years later at the trial. When Kennedy was sentenced, he received the death penalty — a punishment typically reserved for those who commit murder.
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