Cordero v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
A jury convicted Appellant Marco Cordero of felony murder and other serious crimes stemming from events on and between January 16-18, 2008, which resulted in the death of four-year-old Mark Mendez. For assaults on the victim that occurred on and between September 1 to December 31, 2007, the jury convicted Appellant of cruelty to children in the first degree. Appellant appealed, arguing that he received ineffective assistance of trial counsel and that the trial court erred in sentencing him on the verdict of cruelty to children that was based on the events occurring on or between September 1 to December 31, 2007. Finding no reversible error, the Supreme Court affirmed.