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Counsel’s mitigating factors presentation sinks claim (access required)

Where counsel presented substantial mitigating evidence about the defendant’s neglectful and violent childhood and his significant brain damage, including the opinions of four experts about the effects of brain damage on his behavior, the defendant sentenced to death for rape and murder failed to show ineffective assistance of counsel. Background Gary DuBose Terry brutally murdered Urai Jackson ...