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Counsel’s performance was not deficient (access required)

Where trial counsel for a defendant challenging his incarceration for malicious wounding of a police officer relied on a then-recent mental competency exam and the defendant’s own denial of mental illness history, his performance was not constitutionally deficient. The defendant’s habeas petition was denied. Background David Joseph Annarelli has filed an original petition for writ of habeas ...