2006 Archive

Alums Seek Release of Woman Convicted of Murdering Her Abuser

Joshua Safran ’01 and Nadia Costa ’01 were interviewed by Los Angeles television station CBS2 about their pro bono efforts to release a woman jailed for 23 years for murdering her batterer. The attorneys maintain that Los Angeles prosecutors withdrew a deal they had arranged that would have freed client Deborah Peagler. She was convicted of first-degree murder in 1983 for arranging the killing of a man who had severely beaten her. Being a battered woman was not a defense at that time. Safran and Costa are associates in the Walnut Creek, Calif., offices of Bingham McCutchen.

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