Commonwealth v. Wilson

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the dismissal of the defendant’s PCRA petition, which claimed the ineffectiveness of trial and appellate counsels. First, the defendant alleged that appellate counsel was ineffective for failing to appeal the trial court’s decision to allow the Commonwealth to introduce into evidence prison visitation logs. Second, the defendant asserted that appellate counsel was ineffective in failing to appeal the trial court’s denial of his motion for a mistrial, which was based on an improper statement by a prosecution witness. Lastly, the defendant claimed that trial counsel was ineffective in failing to object to a jury instruction. The Superior Court ruled that none of the defendant’s claims merited relief.

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