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Habeas Appellate Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


AC39968 - Lance W. v. Commissioner of Correction (“On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court erred in rejecting his claim that his first habeas appellate counsel was ineffective in failing to challenge on appeal the first habeas court’s rejection of his claims that (1) he is actually innocent of the crimes of which he was convicted, (2) his constitutional right to due process was violated because his conviction was based on scientifically invalid evidence, and (3) his trial counsel was ineffective in challenging the expert testimony adduced by the state pertaining to the cause of the victim’s death and the fire science evidence. We affirm the judgment of the habeas court.”)