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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Lesser-Offense Instruction – Mental Retardation (access required)

A North Carolina death-row defendant convicted in a fatal shooting during a supermarket robbery is not entitled to habeas relief on his claims that 1) the trial court should have instructed the jury on the lesser-included offense of second-degree murder and 2) he is not mentally retarded and not eligible for the death penalty, the ...