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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a prisoner appeal

In William Hinesley, III v. Wendy Knight (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 28-page prisoner appeal, Judge Rovner writes:

Following a bench trial in Indiana state court, William Hinesley, III, was convicted of molesting his 13 year‐old former foster daughter, V.V. After exhausting his state court remedies, Hinesley petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus, contending that his trial counsel deprived him of effective representation when he allowed the inculpatory out‐of‐court statements of the two principal witnesses against him into evidence without objection and likewise posed no objection to the admission of two statements in which wit‐ nesses vouched for V.V.’s credibility. Hinesley also raised an argument of cumulative ineffectiveness based on these and other purported errors on the part of his lawyer. The district court denied his petition. Hinesley v. Knight, No. 1:14‐cv‐1097‐ JMS‐TAB, 2015 WL 1969643 (S.D. Ind. Apr. 29, 2015). We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 13, 2016 03:34 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions