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Appellant Wisdom Jeffrey was convicted of murder and related crimes in connection with the August 2010 shooting death of his wife. Jeffrey appealed, arguing only that his trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance by failing to request a jury instruction on the lesser included offense of voluntary manslaughter. After review, the Supreme Court found no error in the verdicts, however, the Court did find error with respect to the trial court’s merger of some offenses. The Court therefore vacated the judgment and remanded the case back to the trial court for proper merger and resentencing.