Wong v. Belmontes, No. 08-1263
In capital habeas proceedings, a circuit court's order requiring the petition to be granted is reversed where petitioner did not establish that defense counsel prejudiced petitioner by providing him ineffective assistance at the penalty phase of his trial, because petitioner failed to show a reasonable probability that the jury would have rejected a capital sentence after it weighed the entire body of mitigating evidence against the entire body of aggravating evidence.
Read Wong v. Belmontes, No. 08-1263
Filed November 16, 2009
Concurrence by Justice Stevens
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