IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
April 23, 2013
SHAWNFATEE BRIDGES, PETITIONER
JEFFREY BEARD, ET. AL. RESPONDENTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Anita B. Brody, J.
AND NOW,this _23rd__ day of April, 2013, it is ORDERED that Shawnfatee Bridges' Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is GRANTED on two grounds: (i) that the Commonwealth violated Petitioner's Due Process rights by withholding material impeaching evidence, in violation of Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) and (ii) that Petitioner's trial counsel provided ineffective assistance during the sentencing phase. Accordingly, Petitioner's conviction and sentence are VACATED. The Petitioner shall be released from custodyunless he is retried by the Commonwealth on or before August 21, 2013.
Anita B. Brody
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