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Today In History: Brady v. Maryland

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(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 SUMMARYhttp://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.

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