In a capital habeas matter, the denial of Petitioner's petition is affirmed, where: 1) a law enforcement officer did not hear Petitioner make an unequivocal request for counsel prior to making his confession; and 2) the state court did not err in holding that Petitioner waived his right to counsel during a custodial interrogation.
Argued: May 14, 2009
Decided: June 23, 2009
Judge Motz delivered the opinion of the Court.
Milton Gordon Widenhouse, Jr., Rudolf, Widenhouse & Fialko, Chapel Hill, NC
Faith S. Bushnaq, Bushnaq Law Office, PLLC, Charlotte, NC
Roy Cooper, Attorney General of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC