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10th Circuit orders hearing for man in Oklahoma killings


January 1, 2020

DENVER (AP) — A man sentenced to death for killing a Texas couple camping in Oklahoma nearly 20 years ago won a chance on Monday to prove he should be spared the death penalty over questions about why his lawyer didn't tell jurors of the client's brain damage.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ordered that a federal court in Oklahoma hold a hearing to review why Edward Leon Fields' lawyer did not present evidence of his brain damage to jurors during his sentencing trial in the 2003 killings of Charles and Shirley Chick of Hurst, Texas, in the Ouachita National Forest.

Fields' p...

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