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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