No. 94-99002.

64 F.3d 1432 (1995)

Benjamin H. HARRIS, III, By and Through Judith H. RAMSEYER, Guardian ad Litem, Petitioner-Appellee, v. Tana WOOD, Superintendent, Washington State Penitentiary, Respondent-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided September 12, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thorton Wilson, Thomas J. Young, Assistant Attorneys General, Olympia, WA, for respondent-appellant.

Allen M. Ressler, Kany M. Levine, Browne & Ressler, Seattle, WA, for petitioner-appellee.

Before: WRIGHT, BEEZER and HAWKINS, Circuit Judges.

EUGENE A. WRIGHT, Circuit Judge:

Because Benjamin Harris was deprived of his Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel, we hold that the district court properly granted his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. His defense counsel's many deficiencies cumulatively prejudiced the defense.

The court granted Benjamin Harris's petition for a writ of habeas corpus for relief from his conviction for aggravated first degree murder and death sentence...

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