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Prieto v. Zook, 14-4

Denial of 28 U.S.C. section 2254 petition for habeas corpus relief from sentence and conviction of two counts of capital murder, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of murder, grand larceny, and rape, is affirmed over petitioner's claim that he Eighth Amendment prohibition on the execution of intellectually disabled persons, as set forth in Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002), and Hall v. Florida, 134 S. Ct. 1986 (2014), renders his two death sentences unconstitutional.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/30/2015
  • Published 06/30/2015

Judges

  • Motz

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel