Psychology Experts to Testify in Murder Re-trial

Several medical expert witnesses and psychology experts are again expected to testify in the retrial of Daniel Ramsey of Keokuk, Iowa. His retrial began on Monday, April 2, 2007 in Lewistown, Iowa for the July 8, 1996, slayings of two girls. Ramsey was 18 when he was accused of the slayings, and 19 when he was first convicted and sentenced to death in 1997 by a Knox County jury. Ramsey’s conviction was overturned three years later, and it has taken seven years to start a new trial. The reasoning was that the insanity defense used in his first trial was later ruled unconstitutional. This will be the centerpiece of the expert witness testimony.