7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Michael Gilbreath v. Dan Winkleski, Warden
Case No.: 20-2638
Officials: KANNE, ROVNER, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.
Focus: Habeas Relief – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Michael Gilbreath was convicted by a Wisconsin jury of first degree sexual assault of a child for repeatedly molesting his step-granddaughter, S.L., beginning in approximately 2002 or 2003 when she was nine years old, and ending in 2006 when she was twelve. The district court granted his petition for a writ of habeas corpus on the basis of ineffective assistance of counsel. We reverse.