WAYNE J. JONES, SR.
COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION
October 17, 2016
from Superior Court, judicial district of Tolland, Oliver, J.
A. Sullivan, assigned counsel, for the appellant
D. Trudeau, assistant state's attorney, with whom, on the
brief, was John C. Smriga, for the appellee (respondent).
Lavine, Beach and Bishop, Js.
petitioner, Wayne J. Jones, Sr., appeals from the judgment of
the habeas court denying his petition for a writ of habeas
corpus. On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas
court improperly concluded that counsel who represented him
on a prior petition for a writ of habeas provided ineffective
assistance. We affirm the judgment of the habeas court.
petitioner was convicted of sexual assault in the first
degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-70 (a)
(1), burglary in the first degree in violation of General
Statutes (Rev. to 2005) § 53a-101 (a) (2) and kidnapping
in the first degree in violation of General Statutes §
53a-92 (a) (2) (B) for crimes committed on August 24, 2005.
State v. Jones, 115 Conn.App. 581, 583, 974 A.2d 72,
cert. denied, 293 Conn. 916, 979 A.2d 492 (2009). The
petitioner was sentenced to thirty-five years in prison,
execution suspended after twenty-five years, and thirty-five
years of probation. This court affirmed the petitioner's
conviction. Id., 603. Thereafter, the petitioner
filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, which was
denied by the habeas court (T. Santos, J.). This
court dismissed the petitioner's appeal from the denial
of his first habeas corpus petition. Jones v.
Commissioner of Correction, 134 Conn.App. 903, 38 A.3d
petitioner subsequently filed the present petition for a writ
of habeas corpus in which he alleged that his prior habeas
counsel rendered ineffective assistance. The focus of the
petitioner's claim of ineffective assistance is on the
DNA evidence presented at his criminal trial. Following a
trial held on October 16, 2014, the habeas court, Oliver,
J., denied the petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
Judge Oliver subsequently granted the petition for
certification to appeal.
examination of the record on appeal and the briefs and
arguments of the parties persuades us that the judgment of
the habeas court should be affirmed. The habeas court's
decision fully addresses the arguments raised in the present
appeal, and we adopt its concise and well reasoned decision
as a proper statement of the relevant facts and the
applicable law on the issues. Jones v. Commissioner of
Correction, 169 Conn.App. 407, A.3d (2014) (appendix).
It serves no useful purpose for us to repeat the discussion
contained therein. Furka v. Commissioner of
Correction, 21 Conn.App. 298, 299, 573 A.2d 358, cert.
denied, 215 Conn. 810, 576 A.2d 539 (1990).
judgment is affirmed.
J. JONES, SR.
Court, Judicial District of Tolland File No. CV-12-4004724
filed November 21, 2014
of decision on petitioner's petition for writ of habeas
corpus. Petition denied.
R. Gallucci, for the petitioner.
P. Nowak, senior assistant state's attorney, for the
Lavine, Beach and Bishop, Js.