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Submitted: September 25, 2009

Before MELLOY, GRUENDER and BENTON, Circuit Judges.

Cardrick D. Flowers was charged in Arkansas state court with aggravated robbery, theft of property, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. A jury found Flowers guilty of all three charges, and the trial court sentenced him to an aggregate term of 480 months’ imprisonment. Flowers appealed his conviction, and the Arkansas Court of Appeals affirmed. After the Arkansas Supreme Court denied post-conviction relief, Flowers filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The district court*fn1 denied habeas relief but granted a certificate of appealability on the issue of whether Flowers’s attorney provided ineffective assistance of counsel by not moving to sever the felon-in-possession charge from the aggravated robbery and theft of property charges. For the following reasons, we affirm.

 
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