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Oklahoma death row inmate's appeal denied by Supreme Court

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the appeal of an Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of beating a man to death with a hammer.

The court on Monday denied, without comment, the appeal of James Coddington, 49, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1997 death of Albert Troy Hale, 73, at Hale's home in Oklahoma County.

A defense attorney for Coddington declined comment.

Coddington argued in legal filings that he was not allowed to present testimony from an addiction psychiatrist that his addiction to cocaine chemically altered his brain to the point he coul...



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