The college psychology student had returned home to Reno for winter break. One night, Brianna Denison crashed on some friends’ couch after a concert. But when her friends awoke, she was gone, leaving only a bloodstained pillow.
Attorneys for James Biela, the man convicted of the 2008 murder of pretty coed Brianna Denison, argued Biela’s appeal Monday saying that the killer was unjustly given the death sentence. The Republic reports that Biela’s lawyers argued that the jury’s decision was influenced by passion fueled by an “avalanche of news coverage.