A man on death row for kidnapping and killing a Rutland woman has lost a second appeal.
Last year, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the death sentence of 29-year-old Donald Fell. His lawyers asked for a broader review. On Wednesday, a nine-judge panel upheld the first panel's ruling. The decision leaves the U.S. Supreme Court as Fell's only option to appeal his sentence.
Fell was convicted in 2005 for kidnapping and killing 53-year-old Terry King of North Clarendon. He's the first person sentenced to death in Vermont in over 50 years.