September 16th, 2019
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinions
Adekeye v. Davis
Opinion Date: September 13, 2019
Judge: Don R. Willett
Areas of Law: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner, who was convicted of attempted aggravated robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court rejected petitioner's claim that he received ineffective assistance of counsel because his trial attorney failed to conduct a sufficient pretrial investigation. In this case, petitioner failed to show prejudice under Strickland v. Washington or other clearly established federal law, because he did not allege what a sufficient investigation would have uncovered or how it would have changed his trial outcome.
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