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HOLMES, BRANDY

Brandy Holmes v. Louisiana, 5th Circuit, Certiorari US Supreme Court, May 2009

Brief on certiorari on behalf of battered woman defendant sentenced to death for conspiring with abusive boyfriend to commit murder.  Brief argues that sentence fails to give proper consideration to mitigating significance of intimate partner violence. 

Cert. Denied.  (558 U.S. 932, 130 S. Ct. 70, 175 L. Ed. 2d 233 (2009)