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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Maryland Appeals Court Vacates Conviction, Orders New Trial of ‘Serial’ Star

A Maryland appeals court on Thursday vacated the murder and related convictions of the man at the center of popular “Serial” podcast, saying he’s entitled to a new trial due to the ineffective assistance he received from his lawyer when the case was first tried 18 years ago.

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