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Name: Laboa v. Calderon
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Opinion Date: 09/11/2000
Subsequent History: None
Summary

The court rejected Laboa’s attempt to claim actual prejudice based on the admission of uncorroborated accomplice testimony because while uncorroborated accomplice testimony would have been insufficient to support a conviction, it still would have been admissible evidence. Moreover, the testimony here was corroborated anyway. Because there was no prejudice, trial counsel did not render ineffective assistance in failing to move to suppress Denney’s confession on Laboa’s behalf.