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Williams v. New York
Citation:337 U.S. 241, 69 S.Ct. 1079, 93 L.Ed. 1337 (1949)
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The jury found Williams (defendant) guilty of first-degree murder and recommended a life sentence, but the trial judge imposed a death sentence. The judge relied on information from the pre-sentence investigation that was inadmissible for the jury to consider in determining Williams’s guilt. Williams argued that his sentence violated due process because it was based on information supplied by witnesses he did not have an opportunity to confront or cross-examine.
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