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Criminal – Defense attorneys failed to explore mitigating evidence (access required)

  Defense attorneys who represented a man sentenced to death for kidnapping and murder failed to investigate signs of fetal alcohol syndrome in the case; their admission that they did not provide this potentially mitigating evidence prompts a new trial. Background A Greenville County, South Carolina, jury convicted Williams of kidnapping, murder and possession of a firearm ...

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