S-12-0908, State v. Ali J. Abdullah (Appellant)
Lancaster County, Judge Steven Burns
Attorneys: Elizabeth Elliott (Public Defender for Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)
Criminal: First degree assault
Proceedings below: Appellant was found guilty by the court. He was sentenced 6 to 10 years in prison. The Court of Appeals affirmed in a memorandum opinion. (A-12-0908, State v. Abdullah). Appellant filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Issues on Review: The Court of Appeals erred in (1) finding sufficient evidence to sustain a conviction; (2) finding Appellant was not denied effective assistance of counsel; (3) affirming the sentence imposed.