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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Atkins v. Zenk (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 15-page opinion, The Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt, District Judge for the USDC for the SD Indiana, is sitting by designation, writes:

Dale J. Atkins was convicted by a jury of attempted murder, criminal confinement, domestic battery, and invasion of privacy and sentenced to 51 years in prison. Atkins filed a post-conviction relief petition in Indiana state court, but obtained no relief. He then filed a federal habeas corpus petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, claiming that he was deprived of his Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of trial counsel. The district court denied the petition, but granted a certificate of appealability. Atkins appealed, and we affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 31, 2012 02:11 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions