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After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of five counts of aggravated robbery and five counts of theft of property obtained by threat of serious physical injury. Appellant was sentenced to fifty years’ imprisonment. The court of appeals affirmed. Thereafter, Appellant filed a petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, alleging that his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance. The circuit court denied the petition. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Appellant failed to meet his burden of proof on the deficiency prong of the test set forth in Strickland v. Washington, and therefore, the circuit court did not err in denying postconviction relief.