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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Lee
Richardson v. Marsh
Citation:481 U.S. 200 (1987)
Marsh (Respondent) was convicted by a jury of felony murder. She was charged jointly with a co-defendant, and they tried together against Marsh’s objection. At trial, one of her co-defendants gave a confession to committing the murder, which was redacted to omit all references to Marsh. The prosecution admonished the jury not to use the confession against Marsh, and the judge also issued this instruction to the jury. The jury then found Marsh guilty, and she filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, alleging that the introduction of the confession at the joint trial violated her rights under the Confrontation Clause.
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