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WICKLINE v. MITCHELL, 98-4280

Ohio death row inmate's claim, that trial counsel was ineffective for failing to investigate and present mitigating evidence at the penalty phase, fails Strickland's prejudice prong.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/30/2003
  • Published 01/30/2003

Judges

  • Before: MARTIN, Chief Circuit Judge;  SILER and DAUGHTREY, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Sixth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • David C. Stebbins (argued and briefed), Columbus, OH, Benson A. Wolman (briefed), Wolman, Genshaft & Gellman, Columbus, OH, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Stuart A. Cole, Asst. Attorney Gen., Office of the Attorney General, Corrections Litigation Section, Columbus, OH, Norman E. Plate (argued and briefed), Attorney General's Office Of Ohio, Capital Crimes Section, Columbus, OH, for Respondents-Appellees.