Watson v. State (Majority)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of capital murder. The conviction resulted in a sentence of life imprisonment without parole. The Supreme Court affirmed on appeal. Appellant subsequently filed a petition for postconviction relief, asserting that he had received ineffective assistance of counsel at trial and on direct appeal. The circuit court denied the petition without a hearing. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the circuit court did not err in ruling that Defendant did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel at trial and on appeal.