A man serving 4 back-to-back life sentences for the cold-blooded slaying of four people at an underground gambling club financed by the FBI has lost another appeal.
David Baylor, now 36, was founded guilty in 2008 of shooting 4 victims, pumping a single bullet into each of their heads, during a break-in on Dec. 14, 2005.
The after-hours club in this city was covertly being kept open by federal investigators who wanted to use it to attract gang members they were investigating.
Among Baylor’s victim’s advocated her life prior to the shot and Baylor later on joked about the massacre, according to an accomplice who affirmed versus him.
Baylor has already lost previous appeals of the decision and sentencing, which puts him away for 4 successive life sentences for the murders, plus another 10 years on top of that for a weapon charge. The state Supreme Court has actually decreased to use up his case.
In 2012, Baylor submitted a petition for post-conviction relief arguing that both his trial and appeal lawyers were ineffective. The courts declined his arguments. He appealed that ruling and was turned down once again by a panel of appellate judges this week, who stated his petitions and submissions are devoid of any truths.
As well as if the lawyers were ineffective, the judges add that Baylor made no revealing that extra investigation, including interviewing witnesses or inspecting the criminal offense scene, would have yielded proof or testimony that would have impacted the outcome of the trial.
The guy convicted of holding up the gambling club with Baylor, Hamid Shabazz, was sentenced in 2012 to a combined 22 years in jail. He already was serving 23 years for an unassociated drug-dealing and break-in case. A Superior Court in Passaic County also sentenced Shabazz to an extra 6 months in jail for refusing to testify versus Baylor at trial.