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Area court now to try case again

After the prosecution refused to agree that Ernest Morrison is mentally retarded, a judge rejected a sentencing...There's no way to know what would have happened if Ernest Morrison had had competent counsel," said Mr. Allen. Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/19/met_245108.shtml
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Area briefs: Judge says killer must appeal case

...death row inmate who killed an Augusta woman cannot waive all appeals and get an execution date, a judge has ruled. Ernest Morrison's July 30 handwritten petition seeking execution has no legal effect because Georgia law forbids a criminal defendant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/20/met_268248.shtml
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Lawyers say jury's retardation decision unfair

...presented. The gory details and photos of the crimes distracted jurors and prevented them from concentrating on whether Ernest Morrison was mentally retarded, defense attorney Gary Alexion said. Mr. Morrison received a death sentence after he pleaded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/13/met_372458.shtml
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Injection cruel? How about victims?

...to the brutal murdering techniques of four death row inmates. Mark McClain shot to death a 20-year-old man. Ernest Morrison raped and strangled a 54-year-old woman. Alexander Williams kidnapped, raped, robbed and shot to death a 16-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/26/op_329296.shtml
Opinion columns
Across the area

...An October execution date has been set for a man who raped and murdered an Augusta woman more than 16 years ago. Ernest Morrison, now 43, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court and asked the judge to give him a death sentence for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/13/met_387171.shtml
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Lawyers oppose lethal injection

...was convicted of armed robbery and murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Kevin Brown on Nov. 20, 1994. Ernest Morrison, 41, was sentenced to death in Richmond County Superior Court in November 1987. He pleaded guilty to the rape...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/15/met_326609.shtml
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Retardation issue in capital cases

...proceeding to determine mental retardation in the cases of 30 death row inmates who challenged their sentences, like Ernest Morrison. He was sentenced to death in Richmond County Superior Court in 1987. Only one such case went to trial in Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/15/met_256216.shtml
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New date scheduled for Lumpkin trial

...cause a problem for local prosecutors, who have another death-penalty trial to conduct that week. On Jan. 25, Ernest Morrison is set for a trial in which a jury will be asked to determine if he suffers from mental retardation. If the jury...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/07/met_249476.shtml
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Executions might start again today

...punishment. In addition to Reinaldo Rivera and Mark McClain, three other Augusta-area men are under death sentences: - Ernest Morrison has been on death row since 1987 for the rape and murder of Edna Griffin. His sentence was recently overturned by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/06/met_197764.shtml
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Murderer's death sentence overturned

...Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com. TIMELINE JAN. 9, 1987: Ernest Morrison rapes and murders Mary Edna Griffin. OCT. 30-NOV. 2, 1987: Mr. Morrison pleads guilty and receives a death...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/02/met_197322.shtml
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