Thursday, April 04, 2013

Seventh Circuit -- Solomon Monroe v. Randy J. Davis

Denial of Habeas --

As appellate holding was consistent with time of arrest stipulated to by the parties, the state courts gave the question a full and fair adjudication, despite error by trial court.

No ineffective assistance, as the putative additional witness wouldn't have done much for the case.

Conviction of murder on accountability theory upheld, as the deft's gang had a preexisting common plan to harm the victim.

Solomon Monroe v.   Randy J. Davis
Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

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