This year, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Robert Fairbank’s appeal of his death sentence for the 1985 rape and murder of college student Wendy Cheek.
With that rejection, Fairbank joined at least 13 other death row inmates who have completed the decadeslong capital punishment appeals process and are eligible for execution. Read More
The death sentence of a San Francisco man who tortured, stabbed and murdered a graduate student in 1985 was upheld by a federal appeals court Tuesday.Robert Fairbank, now 58, was convicted and sentenced to death in San Mateo County Superior Court in 1989 for the murder of San Francisco State University graduate student Wendy Cheek, 24. Read More