In 1992, Corey Deon Martin was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree recklessly endangering safety while using a dangerous weapon, both as party to a crime. In 1995, this court affirmed the judgment of conviction. State v. Martin, No. 1993AP3369-CR, unpublished slip op. (WI App. May 2, 1995) (Martin I). In this appeal, taken from orders denying a Wis. Stat. § 974.06 (2007-08) postconviction motion and a motion for reconsideration, Martin, pro se, raises several claims of ineffective assistance of trial counsel, couched in challenges to the effectiveness of postconviction counsel. See State ex rel. Rothering v.McCaughtry, 205 Wis. 2d 675, 682, 556 N.W.2d 136 (Ct. App. 1996) (ineffective assistance of postconviction counsel in failing to raise a meritorious issue can be a sufficient reason to avoid the procedural bar of State v. Escalona-Naranjo, 185 Wis. 2d 168, 181, 517 N.W.2d 157 (1994)). For the reasons stated below, we affirm the circuit court’s orders. This opinion will not be published.
2009AP533 State v. Martin
Dist I, Milwaukee County, Manian, J., Per Curiam
Attorneys: For Appellant: Martin, Corey Deon, pro se; For Respondent: Loebel, Karen A., Milwaukee; Sanders, Michael C., Madison