State v. Hulsey

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The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of the first degree murder of an on duty police officer and attempted first degree murder of another on duty peace officer but vacated Defendant’s death sentence and remanded for new penalty phase proceedings in light of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Lynch v. Arizona, 578 U.S. __ (2016). The court held (1) no prejudicial error occurred during the pretrial proceedings; (2) no prejudicial error occurred during the guilt phase proceedings; but (3) during the penalty phase proceedings, the trial court’s order precluding discussion of parole ineligibility was error and not harmless. View "State v. Hulsey" on Justia Law

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