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Defense Attorneys Accuse Prosecutors Of Misconduct In Akron Quadruple Murder Case

AKRON, Ohio— Defense attorneys for a man convicted last week of killing four people accused prosecutors of misconduct and asked a judge for a new trial.

Attorneys Joe Gorman and Brian Pierce say prosecutors offered two key witnesses deals that helped them with their court cases without notifying defense attorneys.

Both said in sworn affidavits filed on Thursday that they learned about the deals shortly after a jury found their client, Deshanon Haywood, guilty of aggravated murder that could eventually put Haywood on death row.

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