In a murder prosecution, denial of a habeas petition is affirmed where petitioner offered no evidence indicating that defense counsel was unreasonable or ineffective for selecting his chosen trial strategy, as the strategy was intended to and did prevent petitioner from receiving the death penalty.
Argued and Submitted May 5, 2009
Filed August 18, 2009
Opinion by Judge Tallman
John C. Lambrose, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Las Vegas, NV
Catherine Cortez Masto, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, Reno, NV
Amy E. Crowe, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, Reno, NV