The Oregon Supreme Court ruling in State v. McAnulty is available in Adobe .pdf format.
"Oregon Supreme Court upholds sentence for only woman on state's death row," is by Steven DuBois of Associated Press, via the Greenfield Daily Reporter.
The only woman on Oregon's death row will remain there.
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and sentence of Angela McAnulty, who tortured and killed her teenage daughter in 2009.
The Eugene woman pleaded guilty on the day her trial was set to begin in 2011. A Lane County jury then sentenced her to death.
In its ruling, the high court said the trial judge should have granted a motion to suppress some statements McAnulty made to investigators after invoking her right to remain silent. But the justices decided the admission of those statements during the penalty phase was a "harmless error," and the high court maintained the conviction and sentence.
Oregon currently has a moratorium on executions, imposed by Governor John Kitzhaber.