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Rivera v. Thompson, 16-2167

Reversing and remanding the conviction of a man after a jury trial on account of the violation of his Sixth Amendment right to the effective assistance of counsel when his lawyer failed to move to suppress inculpatory statements made to police while in custody and failed to introduce at trial evidence promised in the opening statement that a third party committed the stabbing at issue.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/01/09




  • United States First Circuit


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