Race: White Gender: Male
Offense: Murder 1st
Sentenced to Death: 08/18/1997
Date of Offense: 04/26/1996
Killed Joseph S. Hammond of New Castle, a 59-year old
gas station attendant, during a botched robbery attempt in April 1996.
Death row inmate's appeal denied
By Associated Press
March 11, 2010
The Delaware Supreme Court has sent an appeal from a
death row inmate back to a lower court. In an opinion issued Tuesday,
the justices did not overturn Craig Zebroski's conviction or death
sentence. But they did order the Superior Court to determine whether his
claims of ineffective counsel satisfied exceptions to procedural rules
under which they otherwise were barred.
The lower court ruled last year that the claims made
by Zebroski in 2008 had been considered in a previous appeal and did not
warrant further review. But the Supreme Court said the lower court
failed to adequately explain its reasoning. Zebroski was sentenced to
death for killing a gas station attendant in a 1996 robbery.