Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Menedez v. Terhune

No. 03-55863 (9-7-05). In an unsurprising decision, the 9th affirms the denial of the Mendendez brothers’ petition challenging their convictions. The 9th found no error in the preclusion of their imperfect self-defense instruction nor in their Ake claim. The brothers used a psychiatrist for therapy and not for forensic/defense purposes. The use of the tapes by the state was upheld.


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