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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a triple-murder case in which the trial prosecutor stood up in court, clapped his hands several times and said “bravo” after the accused killer finished testifying in his own defense.

A lawyer for Wilson Billy Robitaille asked the justices to take the case, saying the prosecutor’s conduct violated Robitaille’s right to a fair trial and that his convictions should be reversed.The Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals said that “while we do not condone the prosecutor’s actions, we cannot say that they so infected the trial with unfairness that Robitaille was denied a fair trial.”Robitaille was convicted and sentenced to death for stabbing a woman and her two young children to death after taking money from the woman’s purse at her home in Hamilton, Ala.The case is Robitaille v. Alabama, 07-99.

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