Roberts v. LouisianaAnnotate this Case
431 U.S. 633 (1977)
U.S. Supreme Court
Roberts v. Louisiana, 431 U.S. 633 (1977)
Roberts v. Louisiana
Argued March 28, 1977
Decided June 6, 1977
431 U.S. 633
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.