Dawud Spaulding # A634998
P. O. Box 5500
15802 State Route 104 North
Chillicothe, OH 45601
My name is Dawud Spaulding.
I am 34 years old and African American.
I am 6ft 1in, 200 lbs and very athletic.
I love to work out to stay fit and healthy.
I have black hair and brown eyes.
My hobbies are writing music and I am currently working on my first book.
I have 3 kids; 2 sons and a daughter.
I would like to meet a female friend who is not married and has at least one kid.
I prefer she be between the ages of 30 and 50 years old.
I don't have any family support to help me mentally or financially so it would be nice to find someone who doesn't have a problem helping me out from time to time.
Spaulding’s Contentions in regard to wrongful conviction
Among the arguments Spaulding made in his brief to the Court:
- Given that defendants facing a death sentence have the right to be represented by two attorneys certified to handle death-penalty cases, Spaulding maintains he was denied effective counsel because his attorneys weren’t both present during important parts of his case. For example, he asserts his lead attorney didn’t attend Griffin’s deposition and missed the issuing of the verdicts, and co-counsel didn’t appear at other proceedings. Spaulding contends his lawyers didn’t meet the expectations of capital-certified counsel, and their absences denied him due process.
- Spaulding raises an issue with Griffin’s identification of him as the shooter. Spaulding points to a detective’s testimony that Griffin, while in the hospital, first chose no one from the photo array he was shown. After being told his friends Singleton and Thomas had died, he picked out Spaulding from a second review of the images. Spaulding argues his attorneys’ use of boilerplate language in a late motion to suppress this testimony constituted ineffective assistance of counsel.
- Spaulding also takes issue with the jury’s trip to the crime scene without a court reporter, without the judge’s participation, and without his presence as the defendant. His attorneys had a duty to preserve the record, so their waiver of a court reporter to document the events at the “jury view” of the crime scene amounted to ineffective counsel, he argues. It’s a best practice, at the least, for the trial judge to attend the jury view to ensure nothing legally improper occurred, Spaulding asserts.
- In his other claims, Spaulding maintains that he repeatedly asked for a lawyer during his interrogation by police but was denied that right; the testimony from magistrates who considered matters related to the protection order was improper; and information given to the jury about his prior convictions back to 2001 was inadmissible and violated his constitutional rights.
- Source; http://www.courtnewsohio.gov/cases/previews/16/0712/0712.asp#.WGidbxsrLmY
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