BROOKVILLE â€” Another chapter in the appellate process of Robert Gene Rega has concluded, as Jefferson County President Judge John Foradora on Thursday denied Regaâ€™s amended petition for Habeas Corpus Relief.
June 21, 2002, Rega was convicted of first-degree murder and various other offenses.
Upon the sentencing juryâ€™s recommendation, the court sentenced him to death. Since that time, Rega has been housed at SCI-Greene awaiting execution.
Rega was convicted of killing night watchman Christopher Lauth at the Gateway Lodge in the Dec. 22, 2000, robbery and shooting at the lodge.