NEWTON v. DRETKE, 03-20925
Death row inmate's Application for a Certificate of Appealability is denied. Failure to grant a continuance to substitute retained counsel did not violate her Sixth Amendment right; the mitigating evidence she presented was clearly within the scope of the existing special issues.
- Decided 05/20/2004
- Published 05/20/2004
- W. EUGENE DAVIS, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, DAVIS and PRADO, Circuit Judges.
- United States Fifth Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Kenneth A. Williams (argued), Gonzaga University, School of Law, Spokane, WA, Yolanda E. Jarmon, Law Offices of Yolanda Jarmon, Houston, TX, for Petitioner-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Katherine D. Hayes (argued), Austin, TX, for Respondent-Appellee.