Davis Polk Wins Relief for Larry Jenkins

Davis Polk Wins Relief for Larry Jenkins

In July 2005, a team of lawyers from Davis, Polk and Wardwell in New York prevailed on behalf of a mentally retarded client on Georgia’s death row who had been convicted of a double homicide and robbery. A Superior Court in Butts County, Georgia granted Larry Jenkins a new trial. During the appeal, the Davis Polk team and Georgia Resource Center attorneys argued that Mr. Jenkins had ineffective trial counsel and that prosecutors had suppressed exculpatory evidence implicating an individual who was questioned by the police but never indicted for the crime.

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