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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Requesting Lesser-Included Offenses

Defendant, who was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment, appealed the denial of his motion for post-conviction relief, which alleged that trial counsel was ineffective for requesting the jury be instructed on lesser-included offenses. Where trial counsel reasonably believed that defendant would be convicted of first-degree murder and the ...
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