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Eddie Martin, Jr. appealed the denial of his petition for habeas relief. He was convicted for aggravated sexual battery, aggravated child molestation, and child molestation. Martin argued on appeal that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel in his direct appeal because his appellate lawyer never raised a claim of error with respect to proof of venue. The habeas court rejected this contention, and after review, so too did the Supreme Court. The denial of the petition for a writ of habeas corpus was affirmed.