March 15, 2012
PETITIONER AND APPELLANT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, RESPONDENT AND APPELLEE
Appeal from the District Court of Cass County, East Central Judicial District, the Honorable Wickham Corwin, Judge. AFFIRMED.
N.D. Supreme CourtAddai v. State, 2012 ND 50
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[¶1] Elijah Addai appeals from the district court's denial of his application for post-conviction relief. On appeal, Addai argues his application should be granted because he established he received ineffective assistance of trial counsel. In addition to the appellate brief filed by Addai's current counsel, Addai himself filed an appellate brief; the brief filed by Addai does not address alleged errors made by the district court in denying his application for post-conviction relief. Reviewing the record under the ineffective assistance of counsel standards set forth in Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668 (1984), we conclude the district court did not clearly err in denying Addai's application for post-conviction relief. We summarily affirm under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(2).
[¶2] Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J. Carol Ronning Kapsner Dale V. Sandstrom Daniel J. Crothers Mary Muehlen Maring
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