SHAFER v. BOWERSOX, 01-3685, 02-1361
State court's conclusion, that the extremely limited exchanges at which defendant waived right to trial, right to counsel, and allowed prosecutor to proceeding immediately to the penalty phase were adequate, was not a reasonable application of clearly established federal law.
- Decided 05/27/2003
- Published 05/27/2003
MURPHY, Circuit Judge., Before HANSEN, Chief Judge, LAY and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.
United States Eighth Circuit
Michael J. Spillane, argued, Asst. Atty. Gen., Jefferson City, MO, for appellant.
Cheryl A. Pilate, argued, Kansas City, MO (Charles M. Rogers, and David A. Kelly, on the brief), for appellee.