STATE v. BRANSON

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NOTICE: NOT FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATION. UNDER ARIZONA RULE OF THE SUPREME COURT 111(c), THIS DECISION IS NOT PRECEDENTIAL AND MAY BE CITED ONLY AS AUTHORIZED BY RULE. IN THE ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION ONE STATE OF ARIZONA, Respondent, v. DONALD GLEN BRANSON, Petitioner. No. 1 CA-CR 17-0082 PRPC FILED 12-7-2017 Petition for Review from the Superior Court in Mohave County No. S8015CR201101061 The Honorable Derek C. Carlisle, Judge REVIEW GRANTED; RELIEF DENIED COUNSEL Mohave County Attorney's Office, Kingman By Matthew J. Smith Counsel for Respondent Donald Glen Branson, Florence Petitioner MEMORANDUM DECISION Presiding Judge Lawrence F. Winthrop, Judge Diane M. Johnsen and Judge Maria Elena Cruz delivered the decision of the Court. STATE v. BRANSON Decision of the Court PER CURIAM: ¶1 Petitioner Donald Glen Branson seeks review of the superior court's order denying his petition for post-conviction relief, filed pursuant to Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 32.1. This is petitioner's first petition. ¶2 Absent an abuse of discretion or error of law, this court will not disturb a superior court's ruling on a petition for post-conviction relief. State v. Gutierrez, 229 Ariz. 573, 577, ¶ 19 (2012). It is petitioner's burden to show that the superior court abused its discretion by denying the petition for post-conviction relief. See State v. Poblete, 227 Ariz. 537, ¶ 1 (App. 2011) (petitioner has burden of establishing abuse of discretion on review). ¶3 We have reviewed the record in this matter, the superior court's order denying the petition for post-conviction relief, and the petition for review. We find that petitioner has not established an abuse of discretion. ¶4 For the foregoing reasons, we grant review and deny relief. 2