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    James McGowan - Alabama Death Row

    Summary of Offense:

    In 1996, he was convicted of using a hammer to beat to death an elderly couple, Hiram E. Johnson and Mamie Lucille Johnson, in their home in the Antioch community on July 18, 1994. McGowan also pleaded guilty in 1996 to the murder of a technical college instructor in neighboring Escambia County just hours before the Johnsons' slayings. He received a life sentence for that crime.

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    No. 07-11306 *** CAPITAL CASE ***
    James McGowan, Petitioner
    Docketed: June 9, 2008
    Lower Ct: Court of Criminal Appeals of Alabama
    Case Nos.: (CR-95-1775)
    Decision Date: July 8, 2005
    Rehearing Denied: November 23, 2005
    Discretionary Court
    Decision Date: February 22, 2008

    ~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    May 22 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 9, 2008)
    Jul 8 2008 Brief of respondent Alabama in opposition filed.
    Jul 12 2008 Reply of petitioner James McGowan filed.
    Jul 24 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2008.
    Oct 6 2008 Petition DENIED.

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