Death row inmate's appeal puts prosecution team on trial
It is rare for the state's high court to reverse a death sentence
By Howard Mintz
Contra Costa Times
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. — Twenty-five years after a Santa Clara County jury condemned him to die, double-murderer Miguel Bacigalupo has put the prosecution team that sent him to death row on trial.
Armed with a thick bundle of findings by a judge supporting claims of prosecutorial misconduct, the convict's attorney on Wednesday will ask the California Supreme Court for a new trial in the 1983 slaying of two brothers in their San Jose jewelry store.