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Warren v. Thomas, 17-4

Affirmed the denial of a habeas petition in a case where a murderer sentenced to death asked that the jury be instructed that he would have been ineligible for parole if sentenced to life in prison. In affirming the denial of his request, the appeals court noted that he only had a right to such a jury instruction if the prosecutor had argued that he would be a danger to society if released from prison, but the prosecutor here had not argued future dangerousness.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/10


  • Harris


  • United States Fourth Circuit