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Cary Williams denied en banc review

The Associated Press reports that in a 4-2 ruling, the Nevada Supreme Court rejected Cary Williams' petition for rehearing en banc of a decision affirming his conviction and sentence of death. Justices Maupin and Cherry dissented after finding that the case should be remanded to district court for a full evidentiary hearing on Williams' brain damage. The article noted that in December the Court found that two of four aggravating circumstances had to be vacated [under McConnell v. State], but the 3-judge panel affirmed the death sentence after finding that the inclusion of the two invalid aggravating circumstances was harmless error.

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