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Wells v. Ryker, No. 08-2906

By FindLaw Staff on January 06, 2010 2:30 PM

In habeas proceedings of a defendant convicted of aggravated battery and attempted murder when he chased his ex-girlfriend onto a city bus, stabbing her and a passenger multiple times, district court's denial of his habeas petition is affirmed where: 1) a motion for an extension of time to seek a certificate of appealability in this instance suffices to serve as the functional equivalent of a notice of appeal; and 2) defendant's ineffective assistance of counsel claim is simply without merit.   

Read Wells v. Ryker, No. 08-2906

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division

Decided January 6, 2010


Before: Posner, Manion and  Tinder, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Tinder

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