|FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
|FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
The Opinion handed down on the 4th day of September, 2013, is as follows:
BY GUIDRY, J.:
2012-KP-1410 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. ANTHONY THOMAS (Parish of E. Baton Rouge)
Retired Judge Robert L. Lobrano, assigned as Justice as hoc, sitting for Weimer, J. recused.
Accordingly, we hold that defendant ultimately fails to satisfy the two-part Strickland standard for assessing claims of ineffective assistance of counsel and the district court erred in concluding otherwise. That judgment is accordingly reversed and defendant's conviction and sentence are reinstated.
REVERSED; CONVICTION AND SENTENCE REINSTATED.
JOHNSON, C.J., dissents and assigns reasons.
KNOLL, J., dissents for the reasons assigned by Chief Justice Johnson.