The district court denied the habeas petition of a Texas petitioner sentenced to death for alleged murders. Petitioner makes several ineffective assistance claims. Both the Strickland standard and the AEDPA standard are highly deferential and when the two apply in tandem, review is doubly so. The certificate of appealability is denied. Trottie v. Stephens, 5th U.S. Circuit, No. 11-70028, 06-14-2013.
Trottie v. Stephens
June 24, 2013