Russell v. State (Majority)Annotate this Case
Appellant appealed the circuit court’s order denying his petition for postconviction relief alleging ineffective assistance of counsel under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1. Appellant was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. The Supreme Court affirmed the denial of postconviction relief, holding that the circuit court did not clearly err in denying Appellant’s petition because any errors demonstrated by Appellant were either nonprejudicial under the test set forth in Strickland v. Washington or inappropriate for postconviction consideration.