STATE v. BANDERET

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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 UNDER ARIZONA RULE OF THE SUPREME COURT 111(c), THIS DECISION IS NOT PRECEDENTIAL AND MAY BE CITED ONLY AS AUTHORIZED BY RULE.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, Petitioner, v. JAMES GARY BANDERET, Respondent. No. 1 CA-CR 16-0556 PRPC FILED 1-9-2018 Petition for Review from the Superior Court in Maricopa County No. CR1987-005418 The Honorable Jose S. Padilla, Judge REVIEW GRANTED; RELIEF DENIED COUNSEL Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Phoenix By Amanda M. Parker Counsel for Petitioner Law Office of Brent E. Graham, PLLC, Glendale By Brent E. Graham Counsel for Respondent STATE v. BANDERET Decision of the Court MEMORANDUM DECISION Presiding Judge Kenton D. Jones, Judge Jon W. Thompson, and Judge Jennifer M. Perkins delivered the decision of the Court. P E R C U R I A M: ¶1 The State seeks review of the superior court’s order granting James Banderet’s petition for post-conviction relief, filed pursuant to Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 32.1. ¶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, 576-77, ¶ 19 (2012). It is the State’s burden to show that the superior court abused its discretion in granting the petition. See State v. Poblete, 227 Ariz. 537, 538, ¶ 1 (App. 2011). ¶3 We have reviewed the record in this matter, the superior court’s order granting the petition for post-conviction relief, and the petition for review. We find that the State has not shown any abuse of discretion. ¶4 Accordingly, we grant review and deny relief. This Court’s stay, entered September 12, 2016, is vacated. 2