Richter v. Hickman, No. 06-15614
In a murder case, petitioner's habeas petition is granted where defense counsel performed inadequately by failing to consult with a forensic expert, and this resulted in prejudice because the available forensic testimony would have contradicted the prosecution's explanation of the events that transpired.
Read Richter v. Hickman, No. 06-15614
Argued and Submitted December 17, 2008
Filed August 10, 2009
Opinion by Judge Reinhardt
Dissent by Judge Bybee
Harry Joseph Colombo, Deputy Attorney General, Sacramento, CA
John G. McLean, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Sacramento, CA
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