Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Fourth Circuit denies habeas relief to Virginian who shot wife and son

In Bailey v. True, the Fourth Circuit rejected the petitioner's claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, one being the claim that counsel failed to get before the jury the fact that he was taking 900 mg lithium per day and that's why he appeared emotionless during the trial. The Court concluded the record did not support that the petitioner was taking lithium in such dosages during the trial.

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