(AP) -- On May 13, 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Brady v. Maryland, upheld, 7-2, a lower court decision overturning the death sentence (but not the conviction) of John L. Brady for murder because the prosecution had withheld from the defense a statement by a separately tried accomplice, Charles D. Boblit, that he'd actually carried out the 1958 killing of William Brooks during a robbery.
CASE SUMMARY: http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/373/83/case.html
WIKIPEDIA: Brady v. Maryland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady_v._Maryland
Brady spent years in prison in legal limbo, declining his right to another sentencing hearing. He was eventually paroled.
Boblit, 79, remains imprisoned in Maryland.