The US Supreme Court decided Monday to take a new look at whether a neo-Nazi convicted of murdering three men should be sentenced to death.
The justices said they will hear in arguments scheduled for late this year the plea from the state of Ohio to reinstate the death sentence against Frank Spisak.
Spisak, a self-described neo-Nazi, was convicted in the shooting deaths of the three men at the Cleveland State University campus over a seven-month period in 1982.
Spisak's trial in June 1983 turned into a racially and sexually charged public spectacle in which he grew an Adolf Hitler-style mustache and carried a copy of Hitler's book "Mein Kampf." He said he was an agent of God in a war against blacks and Jews.