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Kyles v. Whitley
Citation:514 U.S. 419 (1995)
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Kyles (Petitioner) was charged with first-degree murder after three out of six eyewitnesses selected him as the suspect in a photo lineup. However, the government did not disclose that the other eyewitnesses had not been confidently able to identify him in the lineup. He was convicted and sentenced to death. He appealed based on the government’s failure to disclose evidence that may have been beneficial to his case.
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