Right to Speedy Trial Violated by 7 Years From Arrest to Trial For a Murder Case?

Robin Lee Williams was arrested in 1995 for murder, but his case did not reach trial until 2002.  Is that a violation of the Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial?  He was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder, sexual penetration with a foreign object and attempted murder.  He was sentenced to death and appealed, alleging his right to a speedy trial was violated by the seven years spent getting to trial.  How did the appellate court rule on his appeal?  Click on the following link to find out.


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