STATE EX REL. JAMARIO ALEXANDER
STATE OF LOUISIANA
SUPERVISORY WRITS TO THE TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
COURT, PARISH OF JEFFERSON
Relator fails to show he received ineffective assistance of
counsel under the standard of Strickland v.
Washington, 466 U.S. 668, 104 S.Ct. 2052, 80 L.Ed.2d 674
(1984). As to the remaining claims, relator fails to show
that the District Court erred in finding them impermissibly
omitted from his earlier pleadings, see La.C.Cr.P.
art. 930.4, and also fails to carry his post-conviction
burden of proof. Cf. La.C.Cr.P. art. 930.2. We attach hereto
and make a part hereof the District Court's written
ruling denying relator's application.
has now fully litigated his application for post-conviction
relief in state court. Similar to federal habeas relief,
see 28 U.S.C. § 2244, Louisiana post-conviction
procedure envisions the filing of a second or successive
application only under the narrow circumstances provided in
La.C.Cr.P. art. 930.4 and within the limitations period as
set out in La.C.Cr.P. art. 930.8. Notably, the Legislature in
2013 La. Acts 251 amended that article to make the procedural
bars against successive filings mandatory. Relator's
claims have now been fully litigated in accord with
La.C.Cr.P. art. 930.6, and this denial is final. Hereafter,
unless he can show that one of the narrow exceptions
authorizing the filing of a successive application applies,
relator has exhausted his right to state collateral review.
The District Court is ordered to record a minute entry
consistent with this per curiam.
Fourth Judicial District Court Paris of Jefferson State Of
matter comes before the court on petitioner's
APPLICATION FOR POST-CONVICTION RELIEF. STAMPED
AS FILED APRIL 6, 2015, and STATE'S RESPONSE TO
POST CONVICTIONAPPLICATION, STAMPED AS TILED JUNK IS,
10, 2012, petitioner was convicted of count #1, LSA-R.S,
14:30.1, second degree murder, and count #2, LSA-R.S. 14:95,
1, convicted felon with a weapon. On May 17, 2012, the court
sentenced him on count #1 to life imprisonment at hard-labor,
and on count #2 to 20 years imprisonment at hard labor, to be
served consecutively. Petitioner's conviction and
sentence was upheld on direct appeal. State v.
Alexander, 12-KA-807 (La.App. 5 Cir., 5/16/1103),
118 So.3d 1138 writ denied, 13-KO-1354. (La.
now files an application for post-conviction relief, alleging
the following claims;
1. Abuse of discretion in Motion to Sever.
2. Ineffective assistance of counsel.
3. Violation of equal protection and 14th Amendment with
allowance of non-unanimous jury verdicts, and motivation to