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Death sentence

SAN FRANCSICO — The Ninth Circuit upheld the denial of Theodore Washington’s habeas corpus petition challenging his first-degree murder conviction and death sentence arising from the 1987 murder of Sterleen Hill and attempted murder of Ralph Hill in Yuma, Arizona. The petitioner failed to prove his trial counsel’s assistance was constitutionally deficient, the court ruled.

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Categories:Appeals, Briefs, Criminal, Law

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