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Nevada Supreme Court affirms grant of new penalty hearing for Chappell

The Reno Gazette Journal reports that the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed an order of the district court partially granting a habeas petition and order a new death penalty hearing in the case of State v. Chappell. The Court concluded that two aggravators - burglary and robbery - must be stricken because the State argued Chappell's guilt under a felony murder theory at trial.

Congratulations David Schieck, counsel for Chappell.

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