HALVORSEN V. COMMONWEALTH
CRIMINAL: Ineffective assistance of counsel
PUBLISHED: AFFIRMING (LAMBERT, CJ)
DATE RENDERED: 08/23/2007
SYNOPSIS: SC upheld death sentence in denying Halvoren’s RCr 11.42 motion to vacate alleging ineffective assistance of counsel.
Halvorsen’s death sentence affirmed following RCr 11.42 motion to vacate based upon ineffective assistance of counsel. SC upheld sentence following previous convictions for murder and affirmation on direct appeal. Defendant has failed to show that any omitted investigation would have probably changed the result.
Digested by Scott C. Byrd