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MINIEL v. COCKRELL, 02-20097

Certificate of Appealability (COA) is denied on claims that 1) the jury was precluded from considering mitigating evidence during sentencing, 2) petitioner was denied the right to trial by an impartial jury, and 3) counsel rendered ineffective assistance.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/17/2003
  • Published 07/17/2003


  • W. EUGENE DAVIS, Circuit Judge:, Before JOLLY, DAVIS and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Gregory Ronald Merz (argued), Thomas L. Johnson, Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, Minneapolis, MN, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • John Andrew Hutton (argued), Austin, TX, for Respondent-Appellee.