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Sears v. Upton
Docket No.: 09-8854 Certiorari Granted: Jun 29 2010 Decided: 6/29/10
PartyNames: Demarcus Ali Sears v. Stephen Upton, Warden Petitioner: Demarcus Ali Sears Respondent: Stephen Upton, Warden
Court Below: Supreme Court of Georgia
Demarcus Ali Sears v. Stephen Upton, Warden
Other Citations: (130 S. Ct. 3259; 177 L. Ed. 2d 1025)
Petitioner was sentenced to death following a conviction of armed robbery and kidnaping with bodily injury which resulted in death. The state postconviction trial court denied petitioner's Sixth Amendment ineffective assistance of counsel claim. The Supreme Court of Georgia summarily denied review.