Significant murder cases:
State of Alabama (1993). Client charged with capital murder 14 years after her husband’s death when new testimony led prosecutor to believe she had killed her husband with arsenic. Our defense revealed weakness in state’s case, and the capital murder charge was resolved by plea bargain resulting in a five-year prison sentence.
State of Alabama (1997). State charged client with capital murder. Client had already been convicted of double homicide in an unrelated murder case and was serving life without parole. After 300 + hours of pretrial investigation, the case was settled on eve of trial. Client avoided electrocution by plea with stipulated sentence to life without parole.
State of Iowa (2014). Presently representing client on post-conviction appeal from 1987 murder conviction. Working with forensic expert and Iowa Innocence Project seeking grounds for retrial and/or exoneration.