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Criminal Practice – Convictions for drug-related deaths reversed (access required)

Where the record was “too meager” to render a proper ruling on the defendants’ claims that their due process rights were violated when the government failed to disclose and preserve the decedent’s cellphone, the convictions for distributing heroin that resulted in death were vacated. Background Following a jury trial, Kelvin Johnson and Sykebia Stewart were convicted of ...

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