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Court of Appeals — Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: People v. Cortez

New York State Court of Appeals Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Lack of Record — Prior Bad Acts — Defendant’s Journal People v. Cortez No. 225 Judge Lippman Background: The defendant was convicted of murdering his former girlfriend following a jury trial. The defendant concedes that there was enough evidence to support the verdict. However, on appeal he argued that he was ...