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SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF OF THE APPELTANT STATEMENT OF THE CASE AND FACTS

Appellant, JEFFREY A. MUEHLEMAN, pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree on May 1, 1984. (R631-642)

1984.

A penalty trial was conducted before a jury on May 2-6, (R643-1239, 2230-2551) On May 6, 1984, the jury recommended

by

a

ten

to

two

vote

that

Muehleman

be

sentenced

to

death.

(R304,

On June 8 , 1984, Judge Crockett Farnell orally sentenced Muehleman to death, with these comments: (R1340-1341)

It will be the judgment of the law and sen- tence of this Court that Jeffrey A. Muehleman be

sentenced

to

death

by

the

electric

chair.

I

find

that this factor is guilty to

offense, p;obably

the most mitigating

that

he

did,

in

fact, enter

a

plea

of

murder

in

the

first-degree, to

what

I

consider to be a very brutal and defenseless victim.

murder

of

an

aged

I won't reiterate the grisly

details.

We

have already talked on them enough today. after killing Mr. Baughman, the defendant whatever he wished, disposed of the body.

But stole After

the

commission

of

the

offense,

the

following

day

he

used

Mr.

Baughman's

keepsake

silver

dollar,

a silver birth to

dollar which had a purchase a pack of

date of Mr. cigarettes.

Baughman's

I do not find any remorse in his actions. I find that the aggravating factors in this case far

outweigh any mitigation. ments that Mr. Muehleman

I understand has presented

the state- to the

Court, and I hope that he at peace with himself and

is in truth, in fact, satisfied that his hand

is, faith is in the hand of to have mercy on his soul.

Lord,

and

I

ask

God

Jeff Muehleman filed his notice of appeal to this Court on June 26, 1984. (R316)

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