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Criminal Procedure — ineffective assistance — new trials

Wisconsin Court of Appeals

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Criminal Procedure — ineffective assistance — new trials

Jimothy A. Jenkins appeals from a judgment of conviction, entered upon a jury’s verdict, of one count of first-degree intentional homicide, as party to a crime, with use of a dangerous weapon; one count of first-degree reckless injury, party to a crime, with use of a dangerous weapon; and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Jenkins additionally appeals an order denying his postconviction motion for a new trial.

Jenkins had alleged that trial counsel was ineffective for not sufficiently investigating Cera Jones and calling her as a witness, and for not subpoenaing Corey Moore and Christopher Blunt after Blunt allegedly confessed to Jenkins’ crimes within earshot of Moore. Jenkins further sought a new trial in the interests of justice because of trial counsel’s ineffectiveness. After an evidentiary hearing, the circuit court denied the postconviction motion. We affirm. This opinion shall not be published.

2012AP46-CR State v. Jenkins

Dist I, Milwaukee County, Ashley, Dallet, JJ., Per Curiam

Attorneys: For Appellant: Redding, Joseph E., Milwaukee; For Respondent: Loebel, Karen A., Milwaukee; O’Neil, Aaron R., Madison

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