Update: Balbir Singh Sodhi

October 14, 2003

Source: The Arizona Republic


On October 14, 2003 The Arizona Republic announced that Frank Roque, 44, was sentenced to death for the shooting of Sikh gasoline station owner Balbir Singh Sodhi four days after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Jurists dimsissed Roque's pleas of insanity, noting that the Mesa machinist's "disrespect for human life greatly outweighed his disputed mental capacity."