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Criminal Procedure — ineffective assistance

Wisconsin Court of Appeals


Criminal Procedure — ineffective assistance

The State appeals an order granting Terez Lamar Cook’s Wis. Stat. § 974.06 (2009-10) motion for a new trial based on ineffective assistance of Cook’s trial counsel, Alf Langan. The circuit court found Langan deficient in six ways and found that, although the individual instances of deficient performance may not have prejudiced the defense, the cumulative effect of counsel’s errors undermined the court’s confidence in the outcome. We conclude that Cook failed to meet his burden of establishing deficient performance and prejudice to his defense. This opinion will not be published.

2010AP3143-CR State v. Cook

Dist III, Marinette County, Duket, J., Per Curiam

Attorneys: For Appellant: Brey, Allen R., Marinette; O’Brien, Daniel J., Madison; For Respondent: Leeper, David, Madison

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