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Detainee fails to show counsel failure prejudiced him (access required)

Where a detainee sentenced to death for killing a police officer established that his defense counsel were deficient for not objecting to evidence about prison conditions during the penalty phase, but the state court’s conclusion that he failed to show prejudice resulting from that failure was not unreasonable, his habeas petition was properly denied. Background A South ...