Commonwealth v. Miller

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04/17/20- The Commonwealth appealed after the lower court granted Miller’s PCRA petition and awarded a new trial. The Superior Court reversed, ruling that Miller did not plead trial counsel’s ineffectiveness in the PCRA petition. Therefore, the PCRA court could not award relief based on ineffectiveness. Even if Miller had properly pleaded ineffective assistance, the record did not support the PCRA court’s ruling that trial counsel was ineffective.