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Hodge v. Haeberlin, No. 06-6027

In a capital habeas matter, the denial of petitioner's petition is affirmed, where: 1) the results of new DNA testing could not exclude petitioner from the crime scene; 2) Kentucky's determination that petitioner failed to properly plead his claim that his counsel refused to allow him to testify precluded review; and 3) petitioner failed to overcome the presumption that the challenged questioning by his counsel might be considered sound trial strategy.

Read Hodge v. Haeberlin, No. 06-6027

Appellate Information

Argued: October 21, 2008

Decided and Filed: September 4, 2009


Opinion by Judge Rogers

Dissent by Judge Martin


For Appellant:

Laurence E. Komp, Law Office, Manchester, MO

For Appellee:

Julie Scott Jernigan, Office of the Kentucky Attorney General, Frankfort, KY