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Steven Green appealed after his motion for new trial following his convictions for malice murder, burglary, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon was denied. Green was charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Anthony Augustus and the aggravated assault of Shyrome Marshall, as well as the burglary of Marshall’s home. Green's motion was based on his claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Green contends that he established that counsel had a conflict of interest that significantly and adversely affected his representation. The Supreme Court found that Green failed to establish his counsel's decision was as a result of a conflict of interest, as opposed to a "reasonable strategic decision." Accordingly, Green's conviction was affirmed.