November 15, 2011
JAMES RAY COFFMAN,
PETITIONER AND APPELLANT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, RESPONDENT AND APPELLEE
Appeal from the District Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Frank L. Racek, Judge.
N.D. Supreme Court
Coffman v. State,
2011 ND 209
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[¶1] James Coffman appeals from the trial court's order for judgment dismissing his application for post-conviction relief filed on January 25, 2011.*fn1 On appeal, Coffman argues his trial counsel was ineffective because counsel allegedly refused to take the case to trial, failed to interview a police officer whose testimony would exonerate Coffman, and failed to procure Coffman's phone records. We affirm under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(2).
[¶2] Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J. Mary Muehlen Maring Daniel J. Crothers Dale V. Sandstrom Carol Ronning Kapsner