No. 15-3097.

846 F.3d 1283 (2017)

Marcus WASHINGTON, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Raymond ROBERTS; Derek Schmidt, Attorney General of the State of Kansas, Respondents-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

Filed January 9, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Melody Brannon , Office of the Federal Public Defender, Topeka, Kansas, for Petitioner-Appellant.

Kristafer R. Ailslieger , Topeka, Kansas, for Respondents-Appellees.

Before HARTZ, BACHARACH, and McHUGH, Circuit Judges.

Marcus Washington seeks to set aside his state-court murder conviction. We granted a certificate of appealability (COA) so that he could appeal the denial of four claims raised in his application for relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. See 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(1)(A) (requiring COA to appeal denial of relief under §...

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