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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.

Appellate Information

  • 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.
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