Bargo v. State

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On direct appeal, the Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s first-degree murder conviction but vacated his sentence of death and remanded for a new penalty phase, holding (1) Appellant’s ineffective assistance of counsel claims were improperly raised on direct appeal; (2) the evidence presented at trial was sufficient to support Appellant’s first-degree murder conviction; (3) the trial court did not abuse its discretion by denying Appellant’s motion for the appointment of a crime scene expert; and (4) in light of the nonunanimous jury recommendation to impose the death sentence, Appellant’s death sentence must be reversed and the case remanded for a new penalty phase. View "Bargo v. State" on Justia Law

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