No. 394, September Term, 1980.

48 Md. App. 535 (1981)

429 A.2d 244


Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

Decided May 6, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ray E. Stokes, Assistant Attorney General, with whom were Stephen H. Sachs, Attorney General, Arthur A. Marshall, Jr., State's Attorney for Prince George's County, and Robert C. Bonsib, Assistant State's Attorney for Prince George's County, on the brief, for appellant.

Gilbert H. Robinette for appellee.

The cause was argued before GILBERT, C.J., and LOWE and MASON, JJ.

MASON, J., delivered the opinion of the Court.

The principal question we are asked to decide is whether appellee was denied effective assistance of counsel because his attorney refused to call alibi witnesses after being told by appellee that he had committed the crime charged.

Following an evidentiary hearing under the Uniform Post Conviction Procedure Act, Md. Ann. Code, art. 27, § 645A et seq., the convictions of Orvel Winston Lloyd, appellee, for...

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