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McCoy v. Louisiana, 16-8255

Reversing and remanding the conviction of a man for the murder of his estranged wife's mother, stepfather, and son in a case where the trial court permitted his counsel to concede to the commission of the murders in an attempt to formulate a defense arguing he was unable to formulate the specific intent for a first degree murder conviction where the man wished to argue that the corrupt police killed them in a drug deal gone wrong because the Sixth Amendment guarantees the defendant the right to choose the objective of his defense and insist his counsel refrain from conceding guilt.

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  • Argued
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  • Decided
  • Published 2018/05/14




  • United States Supreme Court


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