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Federal judge rejects petition by Darren Mack

U.S. District Judge Robert Jones has rejected the petition for a writ of habeas corpus for convicted murderer Darren Mack, citing procedural violations by his lawyer. Mack, a former Reno pawnshop owner, is serving 20 years to life in prison for the June 2006 stabbing death of his wife, Charla, and a consecutive 16 years to life for the attempted sniper-style murder of Chuck Weller, the Family Court judge handling their acrimonious divorce. Mack’s lawyer, Richard Cornell, filed the petition, but the state filed to disqualify Cornell from the case. After Cornell failed to respond to that motion within 45 …

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