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Arizona AG wants prosecutors to get second chance to convict
First-degree murder at stake in Supreme Court brief

Philip J. Martin was found guilty of second-degree murder when prosecutors were seeking a first-degree conviction. Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that prosecutors are entitled to multiple attempts to convict someone of first-degree murder even after a jury effectively has found the charge has no legal merit. File photo

Philip J. Martin was found guilty of second-degree murder when prosecutors were seeking a first-degree conviction. Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that prosecutors are entitled to multiple attempts to convict someone of first-degree murder even after a jury effectively has found the charge has no legal merit. File photo

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