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Sep 06, 2019

Nevada Man Convicted by Prosecutorial Misconduct and Woefully Inadequate’ Defense Counsel Released After 33 Years on Death Row

Thirty-three years after a tri­al a fed­er­al appeals court described as a mix­ture of dis­turb­ing pros­e­cu­to­r­i­al mis­con­duct and woe­ful­ly inad­e­quate assis­tance of coun­sel,” a Las Vegas tri­al court freed Paul Browning (pic­tured) from Nevadas death row. On August 21, 2019, Clark County District Judge Douglas Herndon ­— who in March had dis­missed mur­der and relat­ed charges against Browning ­— ordered state cor­rec­tions offi­cials to release Browning from cus­tody pend­ing the out­come of the prosecution’s appeal of his order dis­miss­ing the charges. Browning’s lawyer, Tim Ford, had ques­tioned Browning’s con­tin­ued detention,…