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Felipe Pereida-Alba v. Rick Coursey
01:30 PM
Supreme Court Case 3
Erin C Lagesen on behalf of Rick Coursey
Erin Galli on behalf of Felipe Pereida-Alba
Statement of Issues:
Felipe Pereida-Alba v. Rick Coursey (S060846) (A146174) (appeal from Umatilla County Circuit Court; opinion reported at 252 Or App 66, 284 P3d 1280 (2012)).

Defendant Rick Coursey, Superintendent of the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, has been granted review of a Court of Appeals decision that affirmed a post-conviction court's decision to grant post-conviction relief to petitioner Felipe Pereida-Alba based on the failure of petitioner's legal counsel in his underlying criminal case to request a jury instruction on a lesser-included offense.

On review, the issues are:

(1) When a post-conviction petitioner alleges that his trial counsel provided constitutionally inadequate assistance by not requesting an instruction for a lesser-included offense, what must the petitioner show to establish that his counsel's performance was deficient?

(2) Assuming that all reasonable trial attorneys would have requested an instruction for a lesser-included offense, what must a petitioner prove to establish that his counsel's failure to request an instruction prejudiced him?

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