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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief – Effectiveness Of Counsel – Misinformation

Webb v. State (MLW No. 61994/Case No. SC91012 – 39 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, per curiam; Teitelman, Wolff, Breckenridge and Stith, JJ., concur; Wolff, J., concurs in separate opinion filed; Teitelman and Stith, JJ., concur in opinion of Wolff, J.; Fischer, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Price, C.J., and Russell, J., concur in opinion of Fischer, J.)

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High court awards new penalty-phase trial to convicted murderer

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled today that a convicted murderer facing the death penalty deserves a new penalty-phase trial due to attorney error. Mark Anthony Gill’s defense attorneys failed to examine computer evidence related to the murder victim, the court ...

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Criminal Law – Post-Conviction Relief – Effectiveness Of Counsel – Prior Arrest Evidence

Branyon v. State (MLW No. 59893/Case No. ED92229 – 26 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Romines, C.J.) Where a defendant in a child-molestation case argued that his defense counsel was ineffective for opening the door to the otherwise ...

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