Issue: Whether - despite powerful mitigation - the Kentucky Supreme Court properly applied the Strickland prejudice prong when it required a nexus between the mitigation and the facts of the crime, and by applying additional criteria created an automatic death penalty under the facts of this case?
Record received from the Supreme Court of Kentucky (one envelope).
Oct 15 2012
Record received from Commonwealth of Kentucky Letcher Circuit Court (four boxes).
Oct 25 2012
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 9, 2012.
Nov 13 2012
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.
Nov 26 2012
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 30, 2012.
Dec 3 2012
Petition DENIED Justice Sotomayor, dissenting from denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
Apr 2 2013
Record returned to Supreme Court of Kentucky.
Apr 2 2013
Record returned to Letcher County Circuit Court.
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