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New evidence wouldn’t change outcome of habeas petitions (access required)

Although the defendant argued the commonwealth violated his constitutional rights by failing to produce potentially exculpatory evidence, his petition for a successive habeas petition was denied because he could not demonstrate that newly discovered evidence would have resulted in a not-guilty verdict and thus could not establish prejudice. Background Donell Blount was convicted of armed robbery in ...