Death Sentence Reversed Because Prosecution Failed to Provide Defense with a Parole File Containing Exculpatory Mental Health Evidence; Ruling Not Disturbed

Head v. Stripling, 590 S.E.2d 122 (Ga. 2003)

In Brady v. Maryland (1963), the U.S. Supreme Court established that the prosecution has a responsibility to provide the defense with material, exculpatory evidence in its possession and that a failure to do so is grounds for overturning a conviction. Questions have periodically arisen over when this responsibility to disclose extends to evidence pertaining to the defendant's mental status...

Found in DMHL Volume 24 Issue 2