Wells v. Ryker, 08-2906
In habeas proceedings of a defendant convicted of aggravated battery and attempted murder when he chased his ex-girlfriend onto a city bus, and stabbed her and a passenger multiple times, denial of his habeas petition is affirmed where: 1) a motion for an extension of time to seek a certificate of appealability in this instance suffices to serve as the functional equivalent of a notice of appeal; and 2) defendant's ineffective assistance of counsel claim is simply without merit.
- Decided 01/06/2010
- Published 01/06/2010
- TINDER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, MANION, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Marc R. Kadish, Attorney, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, IL, Christopher P. Murphy, Mayer Brown LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Michael M. Glick, Attorney, Retha Stotts, Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.