Brown v. O'Brien, No. 11-1037 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Petitioner, serving two life terms for first degree murder, exhausted state appeals and was denied habeas corpus. His trial counsel had conceded that petitioner committed the shootings, but attempted to establish insanity. The First Circuit affirmed. Any errors committed under state law with respect to establishing competence or intoxication did not create federal constitutional issues.