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Palmer v. Hendricks, No. 06-2991

District court's denial of petition for habeas relief by a defendant convicted of multiple crimes related to a 1998 shooting death is affirmed where: 1) defendant failed to make a prima facie showing of the prejudice element of his ineffective assistance of counsel claims; and 2) the district court did not abuse its discretion in declining to convene an evidentiary hearing to resolve defendant's claims.     

Read Palmer v. Hendricks, No. 06-2991

Appellate Information

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Opinion Filed January 26, 2010


Before: Sloviter, Fuentes, and Aldisert, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Fuentes


For Appellant: Stephen M. Latimer, Loughlin & Latimer

For Appellee:   Jack J. Lipari, Assistant Prosecutor