May 9, 2003
By VINCENT LUPO
The mother of a 6-year-old Iowa boy murdered 11 years ago will be allowed
to ask jurors for mercy for the man who allegedly molested and killed her
child, Judge Al Gray ruled Thursday.
Citing a 1998 state constitutional amendment approved by voters, Gray
said Lorilei Guillory will be allowed "to testify and ask for mercy if
she wishes" during any penalty phase of Ricky Langley's first-degree murder
re-trial, if a penalty phase is needed.