S-12-755, State of Nebraska v. Patrick W. Vanderpool (Appellant)
Douglas County—Judge James T. Gleason
Attorneys: Jon Bruning, Attorney General and Erin E. Tangeman, Assistant Attorney General --- Thomas C. Riley, Douglas County Public Defender and Kelly M. Steenbock, Assistant Public Defender (Appellant)
Proceedings Below: Patrick W. Vanderpool pled guilty on August 6, 2010 to attempted first degree sexual assault pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-319.01. On December 2, 2010, Vanderpool was sentenced to a term of imprisonment for a period of 10 to 15 years. No direct appeal of the sentence was filed. On October 31, 2011, pursuant to § 29-3001, the Douglas County Public Defender was appointed to this case on post-conviction relief. An evidentiary hearing on post-conviction relief was held on October 31, 2010 and on April 3, 2012. On July 26, 2012, the district court entered an order denying Vanderpool’s post-conviction relief. This appeal was timely filed.
Issues: Vanderpool assigns that the district court erred when it denied him post-conviction relief on his claims of ineffective assistance of trial counsel.