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Apr 13, 2016

Former Death Row Inmate Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Trafficking

Glenford Baptist

Glenford Baptist, who is serving a twenty-five-year sentence for his part in a murder, has picked up another charge that could lead to further time behind bars. Baptist, who is the longest serving member on death row, was before the court today to answer a charge of drug trafficking for sixty three grams of marijuana found on him at the Central Prison on April eighth. He appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser and pleaded not guilty. Baptist has been on death row since he was nineteen for a murder that occurred in 2001 where he was found guilty. But Attorney Priscilla Banner skilfully argued that Baptist’s constitutional rights were violated when the government allowed him to languish on death row so long. Furthermore, he had not told how many years he will have to serve behind bars for his part in the murder. But with the intervention of the Supreme Court, Baptist is now serving twenty-five years. He is now facing three years plus behind bars, or a ten thousand dollar fine if convicted of drug trafficking.

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