Payne v. Virginia
467 U.S. 1062 (1984)

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Payne v. Virginia, 467 U.S. 1062 (1984)

Payne v. Virginia

No. 82-6935

Decided July 5, 1984

467 U.S. 1062

Syllabus

Held: The Double Jeopardy Clause barred the state court prosecution and conviction of petitioner for the lesser included offense of robbery that followed his prior conviction for capital murder committed during the perpetration of the robbery.

Certiorari granted; reversed.

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