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Ferguson v. Sec'y. for the Dep't of Corrs., No. 05-13595

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By FindLaw Staff on August 26, 2009 4:14 PM

In a capital habeas matter, denial of the petition is affirmed where: 1) defense counsel was not ineffective during the penalty phase because the aggravating circumstances far outweighed any mitigating factors, even taking into account the evidence that counsel failed to uncover; and 2) any infirmities in the trial court's initial jury instructions would have been cured by the court's subsequent statement.

Read Ferguson v. Sec'y. for the Dep't of Corrs., No. 05-13595

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Filed August 26, 2009

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