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McCoy v. Louisiana
Citation:138 S. Ct. 1500 (2018)
McCoy (Petitioner) was on trial for murder of three individuals. Appointed counsel from the public defender’s office represented him. He insisted to his counsel that he did not engage in the charged acts and objected to any admission of guilt. However, the trial court permitted counsel to tell the jury that McCoy had committed three murders and was guilty. The jury returned a verdict of guilty. McCoy moved for a new trial, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel.
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