November 2, 1987
WHITEHEAD, JOHN E., PETITIONER
Sup. Ct. Ill. Reported below: 116 Ill.2d 425, 508 N.E.2d 687
Rehnquist, Brennan, White, Marshall, Blackmun, Stevens, O'Connor, Scalia
The petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of Illinois is denied.
Certiorari denied. Justice Brennan and Justice Marshall dissenting:
Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 231 (1976), we would grant certiorari and vacate the death sentence in this case.
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