No. 97-56098.

158 F.3d 449 (1998)

Billy Carl TURNER, Petitioner-Appellant, v. William DUNCAN, Warden; Daniel E. Lungren, Attorney General of the State of California, Respondents-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided October 8, 1998.

As Amended on Denial of Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing November 24, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark R. McDonald and Steven M. Haines, Morrison & Foerster, Los Angeles, California, for petitioner-appellant.

Victoria Bedrossian, Deputy Attorney General, Los Angeles, California, for respondents-appellees.

Before: REINHARDT, TROTT, and T.G. NELSON, Circuit Judges.

As Amended on Denial of Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing En Banc November 24, 1998.

REINHARDT, Circuit Judge.

Billy Carl Turner, a defendant facing first degree murder charges, paid an attorney $1000 to represent him at trial. In return, his lawyer delivered one of the most minimal efforts we have seen in a case of this magnitude. Turner's attorney failed to take even the most basic steps to investigate and prepare Turner's defense, although evidence...

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