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Wong v. Belmontes, No. 08-1263

In capital habeas proceedings, a circuit court's order requiring the petition to be granted is reversed where petitioner did not establish that defense counsel prejudiced petitioner by providing him ineffective assistance at the penalty phase of his trial, because petitioner failed to show a reasonable probability that the jury would have rejected a capital sentence after it weighed the entire body of mitigating evidence against the entire body of aggravating evidence.

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Appellate Information

Filed November 16, 2009

Judges

Per Curiam

Concurrence by Justice Stevens