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Matthews v. Workman, No. 07-6209

In a capital habeas matter, the denial of Petitioner's petition is affirmed, where 1) an allegedly improper juror communication did not prejudice Petitioner, because the defense made no appeal to residual doubt in the penalty phase; and 2) the prosecutor did not reference any extra-record evidence in his argument.

Read Matthews v. Workman, No. 07-6209

Appellate Information

Filed July 7, 2009


Opinion by Judge Gorsuch


For Appellant:

Timothy R. Payne, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Oklahoma City, OK

For Appellee:

Seth S. Branham, Assistant Attorney General, Oklahoma City, OK