No. 5-88-0393.

569 N.E.2d 265 (1991)

210 Ill. App.3d 854

155 Ill.Dec. 265

PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Gilbert J. HAMMONDS, Defendant-Appellant.

Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District.

March 21, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel M. Kirwan, Deputy Defender, E. Joyce Randolph, Asst. Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender, Mount Vernon, for defendant-appellant.

Mark Howard Clarke, State's Atty., Cairo, Kenneth R. Boyle, Director, Stephen E. Norris, Deputy Director, Debra A. Buchman, Staff Atty., Office of the State's Attys. Appellate Prosecutor, Mount Vernon, for plaintiff-appellee.

Justice CHAPMAN delivered the opinion of the court:

The defendant, Gilbert Hammonds, appeals from the circuit court's denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. Hammonds argues that he was denied effective assistance of counsel prior to and at the time he entered his guilty plea to the charge of murder and that he was denied his right to a full evidentiary hearing on his post-conviction petition. He prays that this court remand this cause for such a hearing...

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