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Criminal Law: Death-Penalty Case-Effectiveness Of Counsel-Mitigation Evidence

Where a defendant who was sentenced to death in a first-degree murder case argued that his counsel was ineffective for failing to call witnesses to testify about the defendant’s mental health at the penalty-phase retrial, the trial counsel presented strategic ...

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Criminal Law : Competency – Anxiety Disorder – Death Penalty Case

State v. Driskill (MLW No. 67616/Case No. SC93882 – 42 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Draper III, J.; Russell, C.J., Fischer, Wilson, and Teitelman, JJ., concur; Breckenridge, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Stith, J., concurs in opinion of Breckenridge, J.)

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Criminal Law: Death Penalty Case – Effectiveness Of Counsel – Attorney Misconduct

Wooten v. Norris (MLW No. 59596/Case No. 06-4068 – 32 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Melloy, J.) Even though an attorney, who represented a defendant convicted of murder in his post-conviction proceedings, failed to disclose his own convictions ...

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Criminal Law: Death Penalty Case – Post-Conviction Relief – Effectiveness Of Counsel

Where a defendant convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death argued that his counsel was ineffective for multiple reasons including counsel’s failure to obtain a scan of the defendant’s brain, the  motion court properly denied defendant’s motion for post-conviction ...

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