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Counsel Had Duty to Review Retardation Records (access required)

A death-row defendant wins his habeas case and gets a new trial in Virginia on whether he is mentally retarded and therefore ineligible for the death penalty after his conviction on three counts of murder; the Roanoke U.S. District Court says defendant’s trial counsel was deficient in failing to review evidence of defendant’s 1997 mental ...

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