U.S.A. v. Vertis Clay, Case No. 4:04CR00035 WRW

Mark F. Hampton

Case Conclusion Date:October 1, 2007

Practice Area:Federal Crime

Outcome:This was a death penalty case. Clay was found guilty of drug trafficking conspiracy, use of firearm during drug trafficking conspiracy and one count of murder. Clay was sentenced fifty years concurrent to life imprisonment

Description:Counsel was lead attorney in the states second federal death penalty since reconstruction. Clay was charged in a multi-count indictment with a drug trafficking conspiracy, use of firearm during drug trafficking conspiracy and one count of murder allegedly committed in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. On October 31, 2007, Clay was found guilty of drug trafficking conspiracy, use of firearm during drug trafficking conspiracy and one count of murder. Clay was sentenced fifty years concurrent to life imprisonment without parole.

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