FACTS: Petitioner was convicted of murder in state court. After the trial, but before sentencing, another person told a priest, the co-defendant's mother, petitioner's attorney, and a Legal Aid attorney that he and two other individuals had committed the murder. The state court determined that the statements to the mother and petitioner's attorney were inadmissible hearsay. After the declarant died, the priest and the Legal Aid attorney disclosed the declarant's statements. Petitioner filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The court granted the petition.
CONCLUSION: The habeas corpus petition was granted.
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