ROMPILLA v. HORN, 00-9005, 00-9006
Defendant's death sentence was improperly vacated by district court on grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel. Defendant may, however, file a successive habeas petition to assert the claim that he may not be executed because of mental retardation.
- Argued 05/22/2002
- Decided 01/20/2004
- Published 01/20/2004
- Before SLOVITER, ALITO, and STAPLETON, Circuit Judges.
- United States Third Circuit
- For Appellees:
- Amy Zapp (Argued), Senior Deputy Attorney General, Office of Attorney General, Harrisburg, PA, for Appellant/Cross-Appellee., Billy H. Nolas (Argued), David W. Wycoff, Michael Wiseman, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Federal Court Division, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellee/Cross-Appellant.