Pedraza v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Appellant pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. Appellant was sentenced by a jury, and the jury sentenced Appellant to life imprisonment. The Supreme Court affirmed the sentence. Appellant later filed a pro se verified petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1 arguing that he was denied effective assistance of counsel. The circuit court denied the petition. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial court did not err when it denied Appellant’s multiple ineffective assistance of counsel claims, as Appellant failed to establish that his counsel was ineffective.