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Appellant Joseph Thomas was convicted of malice murder and numerous other crimes in connection with four armed robberies and the 2009 shooting death of Robert Stone. Appellant argued on appeal that the trial court erred by denying his pro se motion to substitute trial counsel, and that his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to obtain a ruling on her motion to withdraw as counsel. The Supreme Court rejected these contentions, but found an error in the sentences imposed on Appellant. The Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment in part and vacated it in part and remanded for resentencing.