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Habeas Appellate Court Opinion

by Oumano, Emily


AC44504 - Diaz v. Commissioner of Correction (“The petitioner, Raul Ivan Diaz, appeals from the judgment of the habeas court dismissing in part and denying in part his fourth petition for a writ of habeas corpus. On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court erred in rejecting his claims that (1) his right to due process was violated when the court in his underlying criminal trial failed to instruct the jury on the requirement of unanimity in its verdict, and (2) he was denied effective assistance by his trial counsel, his first habeas counsel and his second habeas counsel. We affirm the judgment of the habeas court as to the petitioner's claims as to his second habeas counsel. We dismiss the appeal as to the petitioner's remaining claims.”)