Chamberlin’s appeal petition denied

Published 12:14 am Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a woman sentenced to death for her role in the killing of two people.

Lisa Jo Chamberlin was one of two people charged in the 2004 deaths of Linda Heintzelman and Heintzelman’s boyfriend, Vernon Hulett, both of Hattiesburg. Their bodies were found inside a freezer at an abandoned farm in Russell County, Kan., by law officers who were searching for drugs.

Chamberlin was convicted in 2006 and sentenced to death. The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld her conviction in 2008.

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The nation’s high court on Monday declined without comment to hear her appeal.

The other defendant, Roger Lee Gillett, was convicted and sentenced to death in 2007.