Robert Hanlan <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E53%257E1330876,00.html">was convicted</a> in June 1995 of kidnapping, raping, and murdering a 25-year-old woman and of injuring another in his attack. Now, his defense lawyer is appealing the death sentence Harlan received for the murder because the jurors apparently used the Bible during their deliberations. Jurors did not deny that some people quoted from the Bible during deliberations. Passages quoted included one from the Old Testament book of Leviticus which states, "Life shall go for life. Eye for eye, tooth for a tooth..." Harlan's defense lawyer, Kathleen Lord, said that one of the jurors noted that the Bible does not suggest that life in prison is an appropriate penalty for murder (see Leviticus 24:21). For his part, the Adams County District Attorney, Bob Grant, said that quoting from the Bible was all right as long as the jurors did so from their own experience. "At best their evidence is that there were some Bible discussion but most of them had already made up their minds," said Grant, who prosecuted the case in 1995. "The Bible is part of people's lives. We can't prohibit them from saying 'an eye for eye' because it is the way they were brought up." Harlan's conviction and sentence for the murder have both been upheld by the Colorado Supreme Court, although his conviction for the assault that left the other victim paralyzed has been vacated.