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Criminal Procedure — ineffective assistance

Wisconsin Court of Appeals


Criminal Procedure — ineffective assistance

Leo Matson appeals a judgment convicting him of sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s eight-year-old daughter. He also appeals an order denying his postconviction motion in which he alleged ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Matson contends his counsel was ineffective by failing to object to the admission of a DVD of a social worker’s interview with the victim and for failing to argue to the jury that the victim’s statements were not credible because her answers to preliminary questions demonstrated an inability to tell the difference between truth and lies. We reject these arguments and affirm the judgment and order. This opinion will not be published.

2012AP1257-CR State v. Matson

Dist III, Brown County, Zuidmulder, J., Per Curiam

Attorneys: For Appellant: Pray, John A., Madison; For Respondent: Lasee, David L., Green Bay; Burgundy, Sarah, Madison

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