McGarvey v. State

After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of first degree sexual assault for forcing a young woman to perform oral sex on him. Defendant appealed, arguing that his trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance in three respects. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction and sentence, holding that Defendant did not prove that his counsel was constitutionally ineffective for (1) seeking to introduce evidence under Wyoming’s rape shield statute; (2) failing to investigate Defendant’s “probable level of intoxication” before an interview with law enforcement; and (3) failing to object to a statement made by the prosecutor during her rebuttal closing argument. View "McGarvey v. State" on Justia Law