In habeas proceedings arising from defendant's capital murder conviction, district court's grant of habeas relief on the ground that the state prosecutors had withheld several pieces of material exculpatory evidence in violation of Brady is affirmed where the cumulative effect of the multiple Brady violations was to undermine confidence in the verdict.
On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania(No. 02-cv-00161)
District Judge: Honorable Sean J. McLaughlin
Opinion Filed September 11, 2009
Counsel for Appellant: David J. Kaltenbaugh, Office of District Attorney Cambria County
Counsel for Appellee: Matthew C. Lawry and Robert B. Dunham, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Federal Capital Habeas Corpus Unit