WLW, Bill Galluccio: The Louisiana Supreme Court will not overturn the life sentence of a man convicted of stealing hedge clippers. Fair Wayne Bryant, 62, was convicted of one count of attempted simple burglary in 1997 after police found the clippers in his backseat during a traffic stop.
Bryant, who had four previous felony convictions, was sentenced to life behind bars under the state’s habitual offender law. His lawyers argued that jailing him for the rest of his life was “unconstitutionally harsh and excessive,” and asked the Supreme Court to overturn his sentence. More here.