Habeas Corpus

Ronald Prible, who was convicted of capital murder in 2002 for the killings of two adults and three children, is entitled to habeas corpus relief, a federal court in Texas ruled, finding the state suppressed material evidence that two jailhouse informants were “part of an organized attempt to secure favors in return for fabricating a false confession,” and committed other violations. 

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Insufficient Assistance

The California Supreme Court granted a habeas petition for a potential retrial of a man convicted of murdering a police officer, finding that his counsel committed serious errors during his trial. The man’s death sentence has already been vacated because of counsel’s deficient assistance during the penalty phase.

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