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• In re Valdez
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
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In re Valdez
Defendant's petition for habeas relief for his murder conviction and a sentence of death is denied and the order to show cause why relief should not be granted on the ground that trial court counsel rendered ineffective assistance of counsel is discharged as the referee's findings are adopted as to findings that counsel's decision not to introduce the test results of the blood on the pants was a tactical decision, as well as findings regarding evidence relating to third party culpability and mitigating evidence. Read more...Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
People v. Tate
Conviction of defendant for robbery and burglary-murder of his grandmother's neighbor and a sentence of death are affirmed on automatic appeal over claims involving: 1) jury selection issues; 2) suppression issues; 3) prosecutorial misconduct; 4) jury instruction issues; and 5) challenge to the California death penalty law and instructions. Read more...
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