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Johnston v. Mitchell, 16-2277

Affirming a first degree murder conviction where the defendant claimed ineffective assistance of counsel when his attorney failed to move to suppress statements he made during psychiatric evaluations in jail and at a hospital after he was arrested and had requested a lawyer and for failing to prevent the jury from hearing about the various times he asked to speak to his attorney while in custody because psychiatric evidence can be produced where the defendant has introduced their mental state as a defense and his requests for counsel were not seen as generating any adverse influence on the jury's decision.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/09/08




  • United States First Circuit


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