Persuading the federal courts to overturn a murder conviction is no simple matter, but lawyers for Zachary Wilson have now done it twice — in two unrelated murder cases — and the latest decision also throws out a death sentence.

Both rulings are victories for defense teams led by Assistant Federal Defender Michael Wiseman, who successfully argued Wilson’s habeas petition before U.S. District Judge John R. Padova and then defended Padova’s rulings in appeals to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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