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2009AP2281 State v. Bell

Criminal Procedure
Ineffective assistance

Freeman Earl Bell, Jr., appeals from an order denying his pro se Wis. Stat. § 974.06 (2007-08), postconviction motion to withdraw his guilty plea. He argues that he was entitled to the appointment of counsel under Wis. Stat. § 974.03(3)(b), that he has sufficient reasons why his claims were not previously raised, that he was denied the effective assistance of trial counsel because counsel failed to meet with and interview him, induced his plea by misrepresenting that he would receive the same sentence as a codefendant, and failed to investigate grounds to suppress evidence, that his right to due process was violated by the prosecutor’s failure to disclose a police interview report, and that his postconviction counsel abandoned him. We reject his claims and affirm the order denying his motion for postconviction relief. This opinion will not be published.

2009AP2281 State v. Bell

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

Attorneys: For Appellant: Bell, Freeman Earl, Jr., pro se; For Respondent: Weinstein, Warren D., Madison; Nieskes, Michael E., Racine

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