Stephens v. Branker, No. 08-14 - U.S. Fourth Circuit
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Stephens v. Branker, No. 08-14

In a capital habeas matter, the denial of Petitioner's petition is affirmed where Petitioner's ineffective assistance claim failed, because he did not demonstrate that the conflict of interest allegedly affecting his counsel adversely affected counsel's trial performance.

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Appellate Information

Argued: May 13, 2009

Decided: June 30, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge King

Counsel

For Appellant:

Jonathan Lee Megerian, Megerian & Wells, Asheboro, NC

For Appellee:

Steven Franklin Bryant, North Carolina Department of Justice, Raleigh, NC