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Grant of Habeas Relief Reversed (access required)

A Virginia federal trial court erred in granting a writ of habeas corpus to a petitioner who raped and murdered an 88-year-old woman in her home; the 4th Circuit says the district court erred by relying on evidence from its own hearing in assessing petitioner’s mitigation-related Strickland claims. In the fall of 2002, a jury found ...

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