United States Seventh Circuit

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WILLIAMS v. DAVIS, 01-4225

An ineffective assistance of counsel claim fails where facts which petitioner argues competent counsel would have presented at trial were in fact known by the jury when it recommended the death penalty, and petitioner would have been sentenced to death absent blood evidence.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 07/23/2002
  • Decided 08/29/2002
  • Published 08/29/2002

Judges

  • KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before COFFEY, KANNE, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Juliet M. Yackel, Chicago, IL, Stephen E. Eberhardt (Argued), Crestwood, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Stephen R. Creason (Argued), Office of the Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN, for Respondents-Appellees.