Connecticut judges side with inmate over ineffective attorney claim

By Clarice Silber (May 16, 2022, 3:03 p.m. EDT) – The Connecticut Supreme Court has sided with a state inmate convicted of attempted murder, saying he was wronged by the ineffective assistance from his original attorney regarding his pretrial plea negotiations.

Judge Steven Ecker wrote in an opinion due to be officially released on Tuesday that the Connecticut high court agreed with Alison Barlow in her third habeas motion alleging that her trial attorney, the current Superior Court Judge of State Sheridan Moore, had provided him with ineffective assistance regarding the trial court’s pretrial plea offer.

Naomi Fetterman, a Connecticut attorney representing Barlow, told Law360 Pulse on Monday that the…

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