Roberts v. Louisiana
431 U.S. 633 (1977)

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Roberts v. Louisiana, 431 U.S. 633 (1977)

Roberts v. Louisiana

No. 76-5206

Argued March 28, 1977

Decided June 6, 1977

431 U.S. 633

Syllabus

The mandatory death sentence imposed upon petitioner pursuant to a Louisiana statute for the first-degree murder of a police officer engaged in the performance of his lawful duties held to violate the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, since the statute allows for no consideration of particularized mitigating factors in deciding whether the death sentence should be imposed.

331 So.2d 11, reversed and remanded.

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