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Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

In 1986, Randal Wayne Hafdahl was convicted of murder in a Texas state court and sentenced to death for killing a police officer. The conviction and sentence were affirmed on appeal. Hafdahl now seeks federal habeas corpus relief. He contends that his constitutional rights were violated, both in the guilt phase and the punishment phase of his state trial, when the prosecutor knowingly used false testimony of a forensic pathologist and when the state court admitted testimony relating to a prior unadjudicated kidnaping offense. The district court denied his habeas petition. We granted a Certificate of Appealability (“COA”) and now affirm the district court’s judgment.

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