Seventh Circuit affirms conviction and death sentence

Odell Corey, now known as Nasih Kahlil Ra’id, was convicted of bank robbery that ended with the death of two bank tellers and left a security guard paralyzed. Ra’id appealed to the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, claiming prosecutors had stacked the jury with a majority of white members. He also claimed prosecutors unfairly influenced the jury by discussing his alleged involvement in an Atlanta murder during the sentencing. In a unanimous decision, the Seventh Circuit rejected each of the defendant’s claims. The full article from The News-Dispatch is here.