10/13/12 – AP: Attorneys for convicted Tony Alamo again appeal
October 13, 2012
The Associated Press

Attorneys for convicted evangelist Tony Alamo again appeal

Attorneys for convicted evangelist Tony Alamo are again asking the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear an appeal of a lawsuit alleging he ordered the beatings of 2 young boys in his ministry.

Saturday’s filing reiterates the claim that a three-judge panel of the court was wrong to deny Alamo’s appeal of faulty jury instructions. The court on Oct. 1 rejected Alamo’s request for a hearing before the full court.

Alamo was convicted and ordered to pay $30 million in punitive damages to each of the two. The appeals court reduced the award to $12 million each.

Alamo’s attorneys wanted a jury instruction that corporal punishment was reasonable in certain circumstances.

Alamo is serving a 175-year prison sentence for taking young girls across state lines for sex.

In: 2012, Breaking News

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