Mr. Patrick was convicted of the first-degree murder of Steven Schumacher, who was beaten to death in 2009. The jury voted 7-5 to recommend a death sentence, and the trial court condemned Mr. Patrick to death. His convictions and sentences for first degree murder, kidnapping and robbery were affirmed by this Court on direct appeal in 2012. Afterward, Mr. Patrick filed a motion to vacate his convictions and sentences, which was denied by the trial court. In this appeal, Mr. Patrick raises multiple issues, including violation of this Court’s ruling regarding unanimous jury findings to impose the death penalty and several claims of ineffective assistance of trial counsel.
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