Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.

Byline: Derek Hawkins

WI Court of Appeals District I

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Rodney Lewis Bowman, Sr.,

Case No.: 2020AP856-CR; 2020AP857-CR

Officials: Brash, C.J., Donald, P.J., and White, J.

Focus: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Rodney Lewis Bowman, Sr., appeals from the judgments of conviction for charges of child abuse, strangulation, and witness intimidation, all arising out of his actions toward his sixteen-year-old daughter. He also appeals the trial court orders denying his motion for postconviction relief without a hearing. Bowman argues that the trial court erroneously admitted his daughter's statements under the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing. Further, he...

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