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Jan 19, 2016 4:22 PM

U.S. Supreme Court won't take up NH death row inmate Michael Addison's appeal

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a petition from New Hampshire's only death row inmate to review his case.

Lawyers for 35-year-old Michael Addison said the trial judge violated his rights by not allowing jurors to hear evidence he was remorseful and concerned about the Manchester police officer he shot in 2006 — Michael Briggs — after he was taken into custody.

In a petition filed last year, they also challenged the judge's conduct in letting jurors hear about privileges a convict sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole might get behind bars, including television and work opportunities.

The court issued its decision Jan. 11. It typically hears only a small fraction of thousands of petitions filed each year.

Addison's public defender said Addison eventually will be appointed a new lawyer independent of his office to review the case.

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