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Tag Archives: Death Sentence

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Death Sentence-Abandonment

Where a defendant sentenced to death in a first-degree murder case challenged the denial of post-conviction relief, the defendant’s trial counsel made reasonable strategic decisions, and there was no abandonment by post-conviction counsel, so the denial of relief is affirmed ...

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Criminal Law: First-Degree Murder-Death Sentence-Jury Instructions

Where a defendant convicted of first-degree murder after a joint trial with a co-defendant challenged his death sentence, including the aggravating and mitigating factors considered by the jury and the instructions received, the defendant did not show that the district ...

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Criminal Law: Murder-Death Sentence-“Mentally Retarded” Exception

Defendant appealed from the judgment of sentence of death imposed following his conviction for the murder of a fellow inmate at the mental health facility where they were both incarcerated. On appeal, defendant argued that his mental retardation or intellectual ...

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