Rozier v. CaldwellAnnotate this Case
In 2008, a jury found appellant Christopher Rozier and his co-defendant, Xavier Dyer, guilty of murder and other crimes in connection with the death of Rufus Richardson. They appealed, and the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed both of their convictions. In 2011, appellant filed a habeas petition, alleging that his appellate counsel had been constitutionally ineffective in failing to contend that his trial counsel had been ineffective in several respects. The habeas court denied relief finding no constitutionally deficient representation. The Supreme Court then granted appellant’s application to appeal to consider whether the trial court erred in erred in ruling that appellant did not receive ineffective assistance of appellate counsel. Finding no reversible error, the Court affirmed.