Banks v. Workman, No. 10-5125 (10th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
After Sun Travis was abducted, raped, and shot dead, an Oklahoma jury found Anthony Banks, by that time already in prison for another killing, guilty of murdering Mrs. Travis and sentenced him to death. After an unsuccessful direct appeal and two rounds of collateral review in state court, Mr. Banks filed a federal habeas petition. The district court denied his petition but granted him a
certificate of appealability to pursue several arguments before the Tenth Circuit. After careful review and "in accord with the decisions of all the courts that have preceded," the Tenth Circuit concluded none merited relief.