Death Penalty Lawyers Failed Client, Justices Say

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http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SCOTUS_DEATH_PENALTY?SITE=MOSTP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT A convicted killer in Maryland had his death sentence voided by the Supreme Court today because of failures by his legal defense team. The Associated Press says that the high court, voting 7 to 2, threw out the death sentence of Kevin Wiggins, a borderline retarded man convicted of drowning an elderly Maryland woman who employed him as a handyman. The jury that sent Wiggins to death row . . .

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