Entries tagged with “Samuel Randolph

Policy Issues

Arbitrariness

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Innocence

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Representation

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May 29, 2020

Federal Court Grants New Trial to Pennsylvania Death-Row Prisoner Denied Representation by Counsel of Choice

A fed­er­al dis­trict court has grant­ed a new tri­al to Pennsylvania death-row pris­on­er Samuel Randolph (pic­tured), hold­ing that the tri­al court uncon­sti­tu­tion­al­ly denied Randolph the right to be rep­re­sent­ed by coun­sel of choice, forc­ing him to go to tri­al with an unpre­pared court-appoint­ed lawyer with whom he had an absolute[,] com­plete break­down of communication.”

Policy Issues

Innocence

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Prosecutorial Accountability

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Representation

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Apr 12, 2022

Samuel Randolph Exonerated from Pennsylvania Death Row as Prosecutors Withdraw Charges at Retrial

A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania tri­al court has grant­ed the appli­ca­tion of the Dauphin County District Attorney’s office to with­draw all charges against Samuel Randolph, IV, com­plet­ing his exon­er­a­tion of a dou­ble mur­der that sent him to Pennsylvanias death row in 2003.