On appeal, the court determined the guard’s use of the term assault was permissible in this instance and affirmed Sykes’ conviction. Furthermore, the court found no “reasonable probability” that the outcome of the trial would have been different had Sykes’ counsel objected to the use of the term; therefore, ineffective assistance of counsel was not shown. See: Wash. v. Sykes, Wash. App., Div. II, # 38758-1-II.
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Wash. v. Sykes
|Cite||Wash. App., Div. II, # 38758-1-II|
|Level||State Court of Appeals|