Taylor v. MetoyerAnnotate this Case
In May 1999, a jury convicted Shaun Metoyer of numerous counts of armed robbery and related offenses, after which he was sentenced to consecutive life sentences. The Court of Appeals affirmed Metoyer’s convictions and sentences. Metoyer subsequently filed a habeas petition in which he argued, among other things, that he received ineffective assistance of appellate counsel. The habeas court agreed with Metoyer and granted his petition; the Warden appealed. Agreeing that Metoyer received ineffective assistance of appellate counsel, the Supreme Court affirmed the habeas court.