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Moción presentada por los abogados del espía Gerardo Hernández

Moción presentada por los abogados del espía Gerardo Hernández

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDACASE NO. 10-21957-Civ-LENARD(Crim. Case No. 98-721-Cr-LENARD)GERARDO HERNANDEZ,Movant,vs.UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,Respondent./
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TOVACATE, SET ASIDE, OR CORRECT JUDGMENTAND SENTENCE UNDER 28 U.S.C. § 2255
THOMAS C. GOLDSTEIN, ESQ.Attorney for MovantA
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LLC1333 New Hampshire Avenue NWWashington, D.C. 20036Telephone No. (202) 887-4000Facsimile No. (202) 887-4288RICHARD C. KLUGH, ESQ.Attorney for MovantIngraham Building25 Southeast 2nd Avenue, Suite 1105Miami, Florida 33131-1605Telephone No. (305) 536-1191Facsimile No. (305) 536-2170
Case 1:10-cv-21957-JAL Document 12 Entered on FLSD Docket 10/12/2010 Page 1 of 90
 
TABLE OF CONTENTSMEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF 28 U.S.C. § 2255 MOTION........................1I.INTRODUCTION.......................................................1II.INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL...........................1A.Ineffective assistance of trial counsel as to the Count 3 conviction............1B.Counsel’s pretrial representation was unconstitutionally ineffective...........7Failure to file pretrial motions addressing the defective indictment...........11Loss of defendants and co-defendantstestimony........................14Litigation regarding jury selection issues................................17C. Counsel failed to present a constitutionally adequate defense at trial..........20Failure to investigate and present essential evidence and examinationof witnesses at trialexpert witnesses.................................23Failure to investigate and present essential evidence and examinationof witnesses at triallay witnesses....................................26D.The defense presented by counsel was irrelevant and prejudicial, and thusconstitutionally ineffective...........................................27Counsels ill-conceived shootdown location defense......................28Counsel’s ineffectiveness in misdirecting the evidentiary focus andfailing to present essential evidence and argument as to the eventsleading to the shootdown............................................29Counsel erred in failing to learn and address prosecutorial theories...........31Counsel’ failure to understand and delimit use of the ICAO report...........33Counsel’s failure to determine evidence of planned versus actualconduct..........................................................35E. Jury Instructions...................................................36i
Case 1:10-cv-21957-JAL Document 12 Entered on FLSD Docket 10/12/2010 Page 2 of 90
 
Counsel’s failure to request appropriate defense theory and offenseinstructions, erroneous submission of burden-lowering instructions,failure to preserve grounds of objection as to the final instructions,and failure to request cautionary and curativeinstructions.......................................................37F. Ineffective Assistance of Trial Counsel as to Count 2......................42G.Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Failing to Preserve Objections onIssues Affecting All Counts of Conviction..............................42H
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Ineffective Assistance of Sentencing Counsel as to Count 3.................44I.Ineffective Assistance of Appellate Counsel.............................49III.COUNSEL’S DEFICIENT REPRESENTATION, IN THEPRETRIAL, TRIAL, SENTENCING, AND APPELLATE STAGES,WAS INDEPENDENTLY AND COLLECTIVELYUNREASONABLE AND PREJUDICIAL..............................50The legal standard......................................................50Counsel has acknowledged and will testify to his errors........................51Quixotically focusing exclusively on location and justification for the killingswas unreasonable because it was doomed, undercut counsel’s credibility,annoyed and exasperated the jury by its disingenuousness and overlong presentation, and opened the door to proof beyond the limited charge in theindictment............................................................52By properly investigating and understanding the facts and law applicable toCount 3, counsel could have limited admission of unfairly prejudicial evidence,narrowed the disputed issues, obtained appropriate jury instructions, presentedessential evidence and obtained crucial discovery, separated the movant fromissues of Cuba’s improper actions, explained the structure of knowledge thatgoverned movant’s actions and statements, and presented the case that thegovernment acknowledged would be insurmountable..........................53IV.DUE PROCESS VIOLATION DUE TO WITHHOLDING OFEXCULPATORY EVIDENCE.......................................53V.THE MOVANT’S ACTUAL INNOCENCE OF COUNT 3 ISESTABLISHED BY PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE EVIDENCERELATING TO THE SHOOTDOWN, CUBA’S INTENTIONS, ANDii
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