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Petitioner Ronald Barrow, serving a life sentence for murder in an Illinois correctional facility, appeals the district courts denial of his habeas corpus petition under 28 U.S.C. Â§ 2254. Barrow alleges, inter alia, that since his trial counsel failed to present any evidence in defense and committed several other errors during state proceedings, he was denied effective assistance of counsel in violation of his rights under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Barrow claims that the Illinois Supreme Courts determination that his trial counsels performance (1) was not objectively deficient and (2) did not prejudice Barrow constituted an unreasonable application of Supreme Court precedent. The district court found these contentions unpersuasive. We affirm.