BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man who says he was too young to be sent to death row after he was convicted of killing two people at the age of 19.
James Harvey Hairston was sentenced to death in 1996 in the shooting deaths of an elderly couple.
Prosecutors said William and Dalma Fuhriman, both 72, were killed during a burglary at their rural farmhouse.
The Idaho Supreme Court unanimously rejected Hairston's appeal on Monday, noting that while people under 18 can't be sentenced to capital punishment, the U.S. has no such prohibition for older defendants.
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