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Supreme Court denies appeal of death row inmate

Posted November 5, 2010

— The state Supreme Court on Friday denied the appeal of a Raleigh man facing a death sentence for a 2005 murder.

Byron Waring was convicted in June 2007 of the Nov. 8, 2005, stabbing death of Lauren Redman.

Investigators said Redman was stabbed more than 20 times as she begged for her life inside her Raleigh apartment. She managed to crawl outside and ask for help before she died.

In a taped confession, Waring said he and another man, Joseph Sanderlin, went to Redman's apartment to collect a debt owed to her former roommate, George Sasser. He told investigators that Sanderlin raped Redman and that they both stabbed her.

Sanderlin receive a life sentence in the case.

Waring argued in his appeal that his trial was unfair, saying that jury selection was racially biased and the punishment was too harsh.


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  • ffoell Nov 5, 2010

    I ag

  • doubletrouble Nov 5, 2010

    You help rape and stab a victim.....and you think the punishment is too harsh?? You should have BOTH gotten the death sentence.

  • ajfuddermukker Nov 5, 2010

    Why is it every convict finds religion in prison?

    Last I heard Jesus died over 2000 years ago and as of yet has not returned.

    So, where do they keep finding him in prison?

  • Bartmeister Nov 5, 2010

    Too bad......... Fire up ole Betsy, here comes Byron. His lawyer had the same chance for jury selection as the DA. As for racial bias? Guess not................

  • JKKC Nov 5, 2010

    jbarron, because rape is not a capitol offense, murder is.
    Not saying I agree with it, but look at it this way and you will gain a better understanding. Look at your favorite family member, nos go out of your way to never see them, hear their voice, enjoy their company for one measly month. Now take how hard that is and put yourself in the place of the victims family. They don't get to look at the famaily member like you could after the experiment. She is gone for good. They only get to see and hear that waste of flesh. A good strong family can help you recover from a rape, the same cannot be said for murder. She is gone forever.

  • jbarron4950 Nov 5, 2010

    If they both did this why did the other guy get life in prison

    My question exactly. If the other guy raped her as well why did he only get life? The system is truly flawed.

  • dubcgal79 Nov 5, 2010

    JKKC you took the words right out of my mouth!!!

  • JKKC Nov 5, 2010

    loyalgirl, don't you know, he's reformed now, he's found religion, he realizes the errors of his ways and now knows how to hide them better!!!

  • rcrdngcountry Nov 5, 2010

    he thinks the punishment is to harsh. ok, give him twenty deep
    stabs, with a very, very long knife.

  • loyalgirl1111 Nov 5, 2010

    I wonder if he thinks the way the victim died was too harsh?