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Denial of habeas petition was reasonable (access required)

Because there were good reasons why defense counsel for a man on trial for beating, shooting and robbing a prostitute decided to not test certain items for DNA, including the risk of undermining the trial strategy, the habeas court’s rejection of the defendant’s ineffective assistance of counsel claim was neither unreasonable nor inconsistent with Supreme ...