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Criminal Procedure – Ineffective assistance

Criminal Procedure – Ineffective assistance

Antonio Jackson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered upon a jury’s guilty verdict for one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and from an order denying postconviction relief. Jackson argues that he is entitled to a new trial because trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to object to: (1) references to unnamed persons who told the victim that Jackson was the shooter; (2) irrelevant testimony concerning certain items discovered in Jackson’s bedroom, including a gun magazine and a digital image of a man’s genitalia; and (3) a suggestion in the State’s closing argument that Jackson was arrested while hiding in a bedroom. We conclude that none of the asserted errors entitles Jackson to a new trial. As to each claim, counsel’s performance was either reasonable or nonprejudicial, or both. We also reject Jackson’s claim that he was prejudiced by the cumulative effect of counsel’s alleged errors. We affirm.


This opinion will not be published.

2012AP618-CR State v. Jackson

Dist. II, Racine County, Gasiorkiewicz, J., Per Curiam.

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