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CROWDER v. THE STATE.
S95A1310.
HUNSTEIN, Justice.
Murder. Lowndes Superior Court. Before Judge McLane.
Donald T. Crowder pled guilty to two counts of murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment in October 1991. No appeal was taken from the conviction. In June 1993, Crowder moved pro se for an out-of-time appeal, alleging that his guilty plea was not voluntarily made and that counsel had been ineffective. The trial court denied the motion and no appeal was taken from that ruling. Crowder filed a second motion for out-of-time appeal in July 1993; that motion was denied October 1993; no appeal was taken therefrom. Crowder filed a third motion for out-of-time appeal in February 1995. The trial court denied the motion on the basis that Crowder had shown the court no reasonable grounds for the allowance of an out-of-time appeal. Crowder appeals pro se from that ruling.
While an out-of-time appeal may be appropriate where, due to error of counsel, no appeal has been taken, see Rowland v. State, 264 Ga. 872 (2) (452 SE2d 756) (1995), that is not the case here because the issue of ineffective assistance of counsel was decided adversely to appellant in the ruling on his first motion for out-of-time appeal and that judgment is conclusive on the issue. Hunter v. State, 260 Ga. 762 (399 SE2d 921) (1991). The trial court correctly denied Crowder's motion for out-of-time appeal.
H. Lamar Cole, District Attorney, for appellee.
DECIDED SEPTEMBER 11, 1995 -- RECONSIDERATION DENIED OCTOBER 16, 1995.
Thursday May 21 08:15 EDT


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