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Jones v. Warden, 10-3997

District court's denial of an inmate's request for habeas relief from his murder conviction is affirmed, as any error in initially excluding petitioner from the courtroom was harmless because he did not miss any critical stage of the trial as a result of that exclusion, and because the subsequent decision to continue petitioner's exclusion was attributable to his own violent conduct, the Connecticut Supreme Court reasonably applied U.S. Supreme Court precedent in upholding the trial court's decision. Petitioner's remaining claims of improper police procedure in his interrogation are without merit.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/29/2012
  • Published 08/29/2012


  • Lynch


  • United States Second Circuit