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Criminal Practice PCR – Attorneys – Ineffective Assistance – Evidence – Pending Charge (access required)

In this murder case, defense counsel had several opportunities to object to the admission into evidence of defendant’s statement to police that there was a lynching charge pending against him. Given the circumstantial nature of the other evidence against defendant, counsel’s failure to object constituted ineffective assistance. We reverse the circuit court’s denial of defendant’s motion ...

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