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Editorial: Was this man sentenced to death because he is gay? The Supreme Court should take up that question

Charles Rhines was burglarizing a Rapid City, S.D., doughnut shop from which he had been fired a month earlier when a worker walked in. Rhines stabbed the man to death, and a jury convicted him in 1993 of first-degree murder.

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