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Thursday, July 18, 2024 | Back issues
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Plea deals

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An appeals court in Pennsylvania tossed the life sentence of a woman convicted of murdering her newborn baby, finding counsel should have advised her to accept a plea deal with a much lower sentencing range if she admitted to being guilty to third-degree murder but mentally ill.

Read the opinion here.

Categories / Appeals, Briefs, Criminal, Health

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