FILE - In this March 12, 1996, file photo, Clark Richard Elmore, left, talks with his lawyer, Whatcom County Public Defender Jon Komorowski, right, and Public Defender’s investigator Michael Sparks, center, before Elmore was sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend’s daughter, Christy Lynn Ohnstad, 14, in Bellingham, Wash.
FILE - In this March 12, 1996, file photo, Clark Richard Elmore, left, talks with his lawyer, Whatcom County Public Defender Jon Komorowski, right, and Public Defender’s investigator Michael Sparks, center, before Elmore was sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend’s daughter, Christy Lynn Ohnstad, 14, in Bellingham, Wash. Philip A. Dwyer AP
FILE - In this March 12, 1996, file photo, Clark Richard Elmore, left, talks with his lawyer, Whatcom County Public Defender Jon Komorowski, right, and Public Defender’s investigator Michael Sparks, center, before Elmore was sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend’s daughter, Christy Lynn Ohnstad, 14, in Bellingham, Wash. Philip A. Dwyer AP

U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear death penalty appeal in Whatcom County case

October 17, 2016 11:44 AM