Zombie Mom

April 28, 2014

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXXI Counsel
  • 110XXXI(C) Adequacy of Representation
  • 110XXXI(C)2 Particular Cases and Issues
  • 110k1958 Death Penalty
  • 110k1961 k. Presentation of Evidence in Sentencing Phase.

110 Criminal LawDefense counsel’s performance was not “deficient,” for Sixth Amendment purposes, based on his failure to call defendant’s mother as witness at penalty phase of capital murder case, given that mother was in hospital being treated for her “nerves” at time of trial and acknowledged that she was in “zombie-like” state.

Callahan v. Campbell, 427 F.3d 897 (11th Cir. 2005)