State v. Ellis

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State v. Ellis

Case Number
Call Date
March 31, 2022
Case Time
9:00 AM
Court Number
Case Location
Court Type
District Court
Case Summary

S-21-0595 State of Nebraska (Appellee) v. Roy L. Ellis (Appellant)

Appeal from the District Court for Douglas County, Judge Gregory M. Schatz

Attorneys: James J. Regan (Appellant) and James D. Smith (Sr. Assistant Attorney General)

Civil:  Murder in the First Degree and Postconviction Relief

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s Motion for Postconviction Relief.        

Issues: Appellant assigns the following errors:  1) the district court clearly erred in determining that the performance of the Defendant’s trial counsel was not constitutionally and practically ineffective and that Appellant should not be granted postconviction relief under the Nebraska act and a new trial be ordered; and 2) the district court clearly erred in determining that Appellant’s trial counsel was not ineffective in challenging the State’s DNA evidence presented at trial.

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