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Skinner v. Quarterman, No. 07-70017

In capital habeas proceedings, denial of the habeas petition is affirmed where: 1) it was not reasonably probable that blood spatter evidence defense counsel failed to introduce would have caused the jury to acquit petitioner; and 2) petitioner failed to show that counsel ignored evidence that suggested a witness might have useful information.

Read Skinner v. Quarterman, No. 07-70017

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Filed July 14, 2009


Opinion by Judge Smith