Victoria v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Jerome Victoria appealed after a jury convicted him of felony murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He argued he received ineffective assistance of counsel regarding a potential plea deal offer. The Georgia Supreme Court found that although the 20-year plea deal offered by the State was less severe than the life sentence imposed after trial, and Victoria testified that he would have taken that deal, Victoria made no showing that “the prosecution would not have withdrawn it in light of intervening circumstances [and] . . . that the court would have accepted its terms.” Accordingly, the Supreme Court affirmed the conviction.