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Ineffective Assistance Claim Baseless, Court Says (access required)

A Newport News U.S. District Court rejects petitioner’s claim that his appointed counsel provided constitutionally ineffective assistance when he allegedly neglected to interview two potential witnesses, had a conflict of interest and failed to file a severance motion, and the court finds no basis for overturning petitioner’s drug and firearm convictions. Petitioner Otis Stitt represents that ...

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